guy.steele at oracle.com
Thu Mar 11 02:17:40 UTC 2021
> On Mar 10, 2021, at 5:19 PM, John Rose <john.r.rose at oracle.com> wrote:
> On Mar 10, 2021, at 11:29 AM, Guy Steele <guy.steele at oracle.com> wrote:
>> Let me suggest this alternative:
>> : ConditionalOrPattern
>> : ConditionalAndPattern `&&` Guard
> Clever. Too bad we can’t do this for expressions too.
>>> : AssignmentExpression
>> Yes, “AssignmentExpression” is the right thing here.
> Please see my previous objection: I think the looseness
> of AssignmentExpression leads to even worse puzzlers
> than the ones you are addressing above.
Actually, we had essentially the same idea for improving the grammar, but each of us spotted just one of the two problems. (Are there more?) You put it best: we should avoid uselessly enabling more puzzlers.
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