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Re: [Groff] question regarding PIC and variable scoping

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] question regarding PIC and variable scoping
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 11:09:39 +0200 (CEST)

> Adding the suggested functionality is ambiguous:
> Change the example to
>   A: [
>           box
>           x = 5
>         ]
>      print A.x
> Now, what is the value of A.x?  Better to remove "variable or"
> from the documentation and add the example as proposed.

As mentioned in another mail, I've removed that `variable or'.

Your example doesn't work.  Similar to suffixes like `.e' or `.ne',
`.x' is also a predefined suffix which gives the x component of a
location.  The right mechanism to get the variable's value is using

  x = 0
    x := 5
  print x


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