I need your opinion...

Patrick Moor patrick at moor.ws
Sat Mar 21 14:01:44 PDT 2009

John Rose wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2009, at 12:52 PM, Marek Kozieł wrote:
>> Allow final variables and final Fields (except blank final), to not
>> having explicit Type.
> Yes.  Someone should work exactly this (and no more) into a separate  
> proposal, if it hasn't been done already.

use this as a template:

  - patrick

> -- John
> Alternatives: "? foo" would sort of work since the "?" works, as a  
> wildcard, for some other type uses, but it is way too strange  
> looking.  A new declare-and-assign operator would be nice for a wrist- 
> friendly language, but IMO it is too different from existing Java  
> declaration syntaxes.  Beyond subjective esthetics, consistency of  
> syntax is important to both mechanical and biological parsers.   
> Meanwhile, "final" variables avoid ambiguities about programmer  
> intention for additional assignments to mutable variables, so "final"  
> works with extra grace for auto-typed variables.

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