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RE: FW: That numeric verb thing again.

From:  Rich Connamacher[]
Sent:  Monday, February 19, 1996 8:59 PM
To:  H. Peter Anvin
Subject:  Re: FW: That numeric verb thing again.

My $0.02 cents:

.program me:2
[programs the verb with name "2"]

.program me:(2)
[programs the verb with index 2]

.program me:((2))
[programs the verb with name "(2)"]

.program me:(:hey)
[prgrams the verb with name ":hey"]

I agree with this method, but not with your syntax, it differs from moo-standard.
For all your above examples (plus one) I would use:

                          when $server_options.support_numeric_verbname_strings is:
                            0  (new style)                      1 (old style)
.program me:2           <-- programs me:("2")()             programs verb #3 on me
.program me:(2)         <-- programs verb #2 on me.         raises E_TYPE
.program me:("2")       <-- programs me:("2")()             programs me:("2")()
.program me:("(2)")     <-- programs me:("(2)")()           programs me:("(2)")()
.program me:(":hey")    <-- programs me:(":hey:)()          programs me:(":hey:")()

Likewise with calling verbs from within a function.


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