[fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
marc.weustink at cuperus.nl
Thu Jun 2 14:09:09 CEST 2005
From: Gerhard Scholz
Sent: woensdag 1 juni 2005 18:35
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Marco van de Voort" <marcov at stack.nl>
>To: "FPC developers' list" <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 1:50 PM
>Subject: Re: [fpc-devel] Re: [fpc-l] type discussion
>> > multiple assignments:
>> > a := b := c := d := 0 ;
>> > etc.
>> Same point. Totally useless.
>easier to read, especially in sequencies of variable initializations
What is easier to read is a matter of taste.
Being a pascal devel for years now, it takes time to "decode" a "a := b
:= c := d := 0" line. There might be a ; inbeween which results in a
complete different assignment. With such lines I've to read them over and
over to see what is going on.
Where a line like "a := 0; b := 0; c := 0; d := 0;" is clear to me.
This also counts for the proposed c-isms.
For me I prefere clarity above less typing (besides if you want to write
realy short code, you sould use APL)
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