[Oberon] Expression to the left of the variable

August Karlstrom fusionfile at gmail.com
Sun May 9 15:46:38 CEST 2021

On 2021-05-07 14:38, Diego Sardina wrote:
> On Thu, May 6, 2021, at 3:57 AM, eas lab wrote:
>> IMO `poplog` has the clearest syntax:
>>    "a+1->b"  is better than "b :=a+1"
> In general I see only advantages in both for lexing, parsing and code generation.
> What are your answers?

With the assigned variable to the right, the programmer needs to 
visually scan the entire line (or maybe more than one line) to find out 
what kind of statement it is. When the assigned variable comes first, 
the assignment symbol is close to the beginning of the line which in my 
opinion is clearer.

-- August

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