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> It's far worse than that.  The problem is identifier
> scope, not
> assignment.  To make "a := b" affect other lines
> where "a = b" is used is
> an extremely confusing way of overloading
> assignment.

That would be very confusing, which is why I did
not propose it (!).

In fact, I was suggesting making it illegal to
mix ":=" and "=" in the same function.

Maybe your objections would be partially 
addressed if you read the suggestions you
are critiquing more carefully?


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