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Re: [tree-ssa] Merge status


"Joseph S. Myers" <jsm@polyomino.org.uk> writes:

> On Sun, 14 Mar 2004, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> 
> > I agree.  It is very easy to write casts as lvalues, and for a long
> > time gcc didn't even warn about them.  In looking through the mail
> > archives, I see cogent reasons for removing the extension for C++, but
> > no good reasons to remove it for C.  As far as I know, the extension
> > is umabiguous in C, and is simply syntactic sugar.
> 
> Syntactic sugar and, therefore, not worth the costs in maintainability;
> extensions should add expressive value to justify themselves.

Yes, and I assume you saw that in my message I supported removing the
extension, eventually.  The issue is the timing of the removal, not
whether to keep the extension forever.

Ian


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