[TUHS] So now that the source is finally out...

Ken Wellsch kwellsch at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Jan 30 11:40:28 AEST 2002

On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 02:03:40PM -0500, norman at nose.cs.utoronto.ca wrote:
> > Ken Wellsch:
> > I'm fairly sure things like "=+" and so on were replaced with "+="
> > in the move from V6 to V7.
> The V7 C compiler accepted =+, but it still accepted += as well; there was
> a lot of code written the old way, and nobody wanted to be forced to convert
> everything all at once.  

Apologies, typical of my terse replies - I was actually concerned
with clearing up the possible misconception that "=+" was a "feature"
of V7 rather than an "obsolete" holdover from V6.  I suppose historic
accuracy in this context is of little use, I don't know.  I certainly
can believe one can find such artifacts in the existing V7 code 8-)


-- Ken

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