a = b = 1 just syntactic sugar?
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Wed Jun 4 05:27:09 CEST 2003
Ed Avis wrote:
> Is there a way to write an expression which sets b and does return
Sure, with difficulty. But if the language has been specifically
designed so that assignment is a statement, not an expression, wouldn't
you think it's not considered such a good idea? There might be
enlightenment on the road of figuring out why the language is designed
that way, rather than trying to get around what you perceive as a
limitation but which the community in general considers a feature.
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