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Re: Wish-list (!object nums)
>>>>> "aka" == aka Bastian <Patrick> writes:
aka> Uhhh....no. 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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