Re: Using ^ for insertions

> Any language in which the default behavior cannot be explicitly named
> has a gap and is suspect.

I agree completely. So completely, in fact, that my implementation
simply makes the default explicit internally while constructing its
object model so that it doesn’t have to know about default values from
there on out.

Needless to say, when I changed the insertion character from “+” to “^”
and began treating all text marked with “^” as an insertion, things went
very, very badly wrong.

I am becoming more and more unsatisfied with overloading “^” this way.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norm Tovey-Walsh

Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 17:02:08 UTC