A Bug By Any Other Name ...
ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Jul 13 13:44:32 CEST 2009
In message <mailman.2787.1246986627.8015.python-list at python.org>, MRAB
> I wonder whether the problem with assignment in conditionals in C is due
> to the assignment operator being "=". If it was ":=", would the error
> still occur?
One of the original C designers, Kernighan or Ritchie, admitted that he made
the assignment operator "=" instead of ":=" just to save typing one
character, because he thought assignments were more common than tests for
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