[pattern-switch] Opting into totality

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Thu Sep 3 19:13:56 UTC 2020

Indeed, after serialization, statements probably go next on the list of 
"gifts that keep on giving."  Languages that avoided this mistake have a 
leg up on languages that didn't.

>> On Sep 3, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com 
>> <mailto:brian.goetz at oracle.com>> wrote:
>> That came up in the expression switch exploration.  The thinking 
>> then, which I think is still valid, that it is easier to understand 
>> the difference when default-totality is attached to the expression 
>> versions, because expressions _must_ be total and statements totally 
>> make sense to be partial.
> Which, many theorists would say, is an indictment of statements (both 
> generally and in this specific instance).

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