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Date: 2000-03-23 (12:56)
From: Nicolas barnier <barnier@r...>
Subject: Re: Syntax for label, NEW PROPOSAL
I'm quite tired with all this polemic. I agree
with Pierre Weis: labels are a pain within HO
args (acc:, i:) and fun:(fun ...) is ugly and
verbose (and it contains its own sad smiley :).
So I do not want (arbitrary) labels in my good
old standard library, but I find them very useful
in Labltk. Moreover, two compile modes are not
a very good idea for obvious portability reasons.
So I think we should switch to a single modern
mode because labels in modern mode are useful
and simple (at least in Labltk), and withdraw
labels in the standard library because they're
often a pain (and the lib is small enough to
learn without the need for labels). We would
then keep labels an orthogonal improvment.


-- Nicolas

P.S.: I saw in the lib that the *.mli are
written with labels whereas the *.ml do not
contain a single one. Can we conclude on which
side stands Xavier ?