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Re: Wish-list (!object nums)

>>>>> "aka" == aka Bastian <Patrick> writes:

    aka>  That would mean no two objects could ever be
    aka> named the same.  That would be pointless stupid and sucky.
    aka> Sorry. =)

Actually, they could, because you could use local synonyms for global
names, and only the globasl names would have to be unique.

A worse problem might come from the dynamically bound reference to an
object which might itself be dynamically created, transient in extent,
and totally unnamed -- a "scratch" or "temp" object, if you will.

Only the object number would serve to identify such an object.  Good
programming would keep such a number in a variable or named constant,
and never hard code the number literally inline.

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