Posted Jan 29, 2010 18:25 UTC (Fri) by tjc
In reply to: Syntax flubs
Parent article: GCC to merge Go support
Yeah, that's a problem.
The issue isn't that postfix indirection is better than prefix; the real issue is that postfix declaration is better than prefix because then the pointer declarator is on the same precedence level as () and , and complex declaration are less... complex. This is problematic in a language like C where declaration mimics use, since the best syntax for declaration is not the same as the best syntax for use.
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