On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Stefan Kaes wrote:

> I'm afraid I don't understand what you're driving at, although I have read
> the Hitchhiker's guide.

well that's a start ;-)

> Maybe there's some fine irony hidden here, but I just don't get it.

nothing hidden.  just that in your first post you said:

> I found that
> 
>  if (variable = expr)
>    ... do something with variable ...
>  end
> 
> works, whereas
> 
>  ... do something with variable ... if (variable = expr)
> 
> doesn't.

i'm simply pointing out that

   variable = expr and do something with variable

is an idiom that's reatively elegent, efficient, intuitive, and understandable
while side-stepping any ugliness issues having to do with statement modifiers.

cheers.

-a
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