[fpc-devel] Proposal: Enhanced replacement for assignment operators

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Aug 6 12:31:53 CEST 2010

In our previous episode, Alexander Klenin said:
> >> I always think that the extra punctuation is bad for readability.
> [..]
> > punctuation is not even 100% required to understand natural language.
> Correct. That is why reducing it to a required minimum is a good thing.

It is not, for the same reason all redundancy is not stripped from natural
languages either.  It improves reading speed and integrity at only a small
> They never did and probably never will

They work perfectly fine.

> (at least, I do not think there is a need to extend them, since a better
> alternative, assignment operators, is already implemented).

I don't see the need for them. I can see the logical ones being implemented
for ease of conversion in e.g. compression code, but I never use them.

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