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- Subject: RE: Reserved keywords
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:05:50 +0100 (CET)
> Not quite true. How about a["1"]? Should it be equivalent to a.1? This will
> clearly pose problems for those strings that cannot be valid identifiers
> (considering Lua's grammar).
This is a bit of a red herring. The original point was "why can't we use
identifiers that happen to be reserved words, since there's no ambiguity?"
1 is not an identifier, so asking for a.1 to be allowed is asking for an
extension to the sugar. Wanting to use J1.1 rather than J1 seems odd to
me anyhow, although I can imagine that for connectors it might seem
reasonable to think of pin numbers as names rather than indexes into an
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