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Re: %merge <foo> -> %merge foo ?

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: %merge <foo> -> %merge foo ?
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 18:47:44 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Paul Eggert wrote:

> "Joel E. Denny" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Personally, I like that <...> always delimits a semantic-type.  (I don't 
> > like that %merge uses it, but that's another can of worms.)
> I don't like the %merge <...> syntax either.  It's an oddball special
> case for <...>, and I tripped over it again while installing my recent
> POSIX-compatibility fixes.
> Would anyone object if we changed that syntax by dropping the < and >?
> E.g., instead of "%merge <stmtMerge>" users would write "%merge stmtMerge".

%merge has several interface problems.  See this thread:

I've been thinking %merge ought to be redone entirely.

Can we let this sit for now, and then fix the whole %merge can of worms 
all at once?  That should be the least stressful for the users.


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