Proposal: require spaces around the dot operator

Isaac Dupree ml at
Sun Feb 12 03:42:14 CET 2012

On 02/11/2012 09:21 PM, Roman Leshchinskiy wrote:
> On 12/02/2012, at 02:04, Greg Weber wrote:
>> I am sorry that I made the huge mistake in referencing future possible
>> proposals. If this proposal passes, that has no bearing on whether the
>> other proposals would pass, it just makes them possible.
>> Please help me fix my error by stopping all discussions of future
>> proposals and focusing solely on the one at hand.
> But if we don't consider those future proposals, then what is the justification for this one? It does break existing code so there must be some fairly compelling arguments for it. I don't think it can be considered in isolation.

Does it help your concern about breaking existing code to make sure this 
proposal has a LANGUAGE flag? ("-XDotSpaces" or such)

(I'm guessing that helps somewhat but not very satisfactorily; the more 
default and standard it becomes, the more often it tends to break code 


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