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Re: [bug-gnulib] New GNULIB glob module?


From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [bug-gnulib] New GNULIB glob module?
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 15:02:28 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Derek Price <address@hidden> writes:

> Are you sure?  You asked me to restore similar parens around bit-ands
> back at several other locations despite other work that changed the
> lines, in an earlier email.  Not that I disagree now.  I actually prefer
> the version without the unnecessary parens around the  bit-and.  I just
> think we should be consistent.

It's a minor point, but expressions like (a & b && c) are assumed to
be confusing, as they depend on obscure precedence rules, whereas
expressions like (a & b ? c : d) are not confusing in the same way:
there's only one way to parse them, even if you have forgotten the
precedence.




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