Feedback and comments on ARM proposal - resend

Neal Gafter neal at
Sat Mar 14 23:29:26 PDT 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Jeremy Manson <jeremy.manson at> wrote:
> It is probably worth pointing out that the flip side of this in our
> discussions was that variables are also block-scoped, so there was
> wiggle room for people who believed that this whole issue was secretly
> a scoping issue for variables and didn't have anything at all to do
> with blocks of code.  <whistles nonchalantly>

Agreed, though there is one context in which it is possible to jump
into the scope of a local variable declaration without "executing" the
declaration: the switch statement.

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