[E-Lang] Syntax change: reducing side-effects

Norman Hardy norm@cap-lore.com
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 21:13:11 -0800

At 11:24 PM -0500 2/12/01, Jonathan A Rees wrote:
>    Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 14:38:47 -0800
>    From: Dean Tribble <tribble@e-dean.com>
>    We should change the syntax (in as painless a way as possible) so it is
>    statically apparent at name definition time whether a variable could be
>    assigned.
>    Comments?
>    dean
>I agree.  Scheme got this wrong.
>e-lang mailing list

I agree with the change. My (ugly) transclusion code at 
<http://cap-lore.com/code/TF/> was written with as many "const" 
tokens as possible. And still I missed a few. Declarations without 
const, are very few. "const" is abbreviated as "C" via the standard 
Norman Hardy  <http://cap-lore.com/>