On Fri, 04 Oct 2002 17:32:01 +0000, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Yukihiro,
>
> Friday, October 04, 2002, 12:19:50 PM, you wrote:
>
> YM> Yes.  But I feel "':' to indicate local" is ugly.  Many (or most)
> YM> people want their block parameters "local to the block".  But "':' to
> YM> indicate local" requires additional mark for common case.  "':' to
> YM> indicate *external*" is better in this sense, but this also breaks
> YM> existing code.
>
> may be some pragma like 'use ruby1.7" can help in providing
> non-compatible changes to language?
>
here we go, down the perl road to disaster...
what happened to the 'principle of least surprise' in this question?

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