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- Subject: Re: [Suggestion] Define t[[]] to index t with a long string
- From: Nagaev Boris <bnagaev@...>
- Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:19:40 +0300
On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 7:10 AM, Coda Highland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 9:09 PM, 书呆彭, Peng Yi <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 在 2015/10/9 6:00, Soni L. 写道:
>>> I sometimes don't want to escape strings (so that the human reader can
>>> read them literally instead of trying to figure out the escapes), and adding
>>> spaces around the long strings just doesn't look as good. t[[]] is
>>> currently a syntax error and t[[======]] is currently a function call.
>> if you were a C++ guy, you'd be very familiar with code such as (note the
>> spaces between the '>'s):
>> std::vector<std::pair<std::string, std::list<int> > > my_array;
>> the spaces are needed to help the lexer's disambiguation.
> That wart has been fixed in C++ for four years now.
> /s/ Adam
It was fixed in C++ because it is not ambigous for a programmer (not
for a parser). The construction being discussed t[[]] is ambiguous
for a programmer.