Relax Syntax for Augmented Arithmetic?

andrew cooke andrew at
Sun Jan 18 13:14:41 CET 2009

Not sure if you were saying this, but the underlying technical reason
for this issue is that they are treated as assignment rather than
operators in the language spec -

I think this explains why they are not listed in the operator
precedence table

I think that's unfortunate in a language with mutable objects, but it
makes the decision seem much less arbitrary...


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