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Re: Optional Semicolons

From: Ville Voutilainen <ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 20:40:36 +0300
On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 at 20:34, William Linkmeyer via Std-Discussion
<std-discussion_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Some things will potentially change meaning — yes. But none of the examples here need to break existing code.
> We could optionally elide semicolons if — and only if — one or both of these conditions are meta:
> 1. A statement could end with a semicolon and be syntactically acceptable
> 2. A statement is followed by another statement which also satisfies (1)
> Perhaps (2) could be modified as “… or by the end of the current scope.”

I don't think this helps. In the status quo, it's actually easy to see
when code structures will necessarily
continue on the subsequent lines, and when they end. While the idea
may seem convenient, especially
for pascal users and javascript users etc. etc., it's actually going
to make C++ iffier to read, whereas currently
this part of C++ is very readable.

Received on 2022-04-28 17:40:48