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NOT11 — Syntactic category includes and \...Why?

  • Key: NOT11-15
  • Legacy Issue Number: 1681
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: Secondly, I"d like to have something clarified, if possible. The
    syntactic category <Factor> includes <Ident> and \ <Ident>. What is the
    reason for this? It seems to me that the only use for <Ident> in this
    context is as a check for the existence of a runtime variable. $var is
    used to denote the value of runtime variable var. However the "exist"
    operator is used for this.

    Would the semantics be any clearer if "$" was not used for runtime
    variables at all? In this case a standalone <Ident> (not part of the
    current event) would denote a variable.

  • Reported: NOT 1.0.1 — Wed, 15 Jul 1998 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — NOT 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

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  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT