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Re: Optional Semicolons

From: Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:26:30 -0400
On 28/04/2022 13.11, William Linkmeyer via Std-Discussion wrote:
> Hello,
> I’ve been considering writing a paper which allows the programmer to elide semicolons when the statement is otherwise followed by any number of whitespace and a newline.
> This would *only* apply to statements — function and class declarations and prototypes would be left untouched.

Hmm. So this (potentially¹ perfectly legal code):

   int x = 5
   *y = 7;

...will suddenly mean something completely different? Seems like a

(¹ Okay, I needed an `int& operator*(int, decltype(y))`, but I doubt
this is the only pathological example in existence.


Received on 2022-04-28 17:26:33