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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:31:19 PDT
From: ThwartedEfforts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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At 03:19 PM 7/31/96 -0600, Brandon Gillespie <email@example.com>
>> It's always been like this. Confusing to newbies, not really needed,
>> but it takes off a few millionths of a second to parse.
>It should be handled in the compiler, not the parser.
The code parser, yes (which is part of the 'compiler'). The command parser, no.
I guess part of the question is is '+<number>' a literal? '-<number>' is.
Or is it an expression that needs to be evaluated? If it's an expression,
then the code parser should produce compiled bytecodes which will evalulate
it. If it's a literal, then the code parser should generate code to push
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