newbie: self.member syntax seems /really/ annoying

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Sep 19 01:15:47 CEST 2007


"Colin J. Williams" <cjw at sympatico.ca> writes:

> .rect.width = .foo(.rect.x + .rect.y) * .boo()
> 
> Does this preceding "." create parsing problems?

Perhaps not for the computer, but certainly for the human. A leading
"." is far too easy to miss when visually scanning the code, and fails
the "explicit" principle.

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