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Re: named references

Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> Does anyone else have an opinion on whether namerefs would be a useful
> addition? I'd prefer this to be decided now rather than after I spend
> more time on them.

I'd certainly like to see this included, along with other stuff from ksh93
unless it's obviously stupid.  The question is when to do it:  we have been
planning a neatening up of the parameter setting code, which hasn't got an
interface so much as a backend which happens to include a few functions
callable from outside.  That would probably be a necessary prerequisite for
any attempt at another ksh feature, the ability to tie getting and setting
of parameters to shell functions.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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