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Re: inconsistent field splitting


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: inconsistent field splitting
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:00:23 +0200
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Marc Herbert <address@hidden> writes:

> Sorry but I am not interested at all in how the current implementation
> works. I am only wondering why it was *designed* like this.

A variable can only contain a single string of characters.  There is
nothing at all to split.

> "Everything makes sense" is a nice feature in programming language
> design but extremely low-priority compared to consistency.

There is no inconsistency here.

Andreas.

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