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Jeffrey Carter <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:51:04 -0700
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>    raise  <exception_name> when <condition>;
> was proposed and rejected during the 95 revision.  I don't know whether
>    return <expression> when <condition>;
> was proposed or not.

Both were proposed (along with "goto <label> when"), but none were
included in the revision.

> I understand and agree with the philosphy of not piling on
> a lot of low pay-off features, but I always wondered why
> this one was rejected.  It seems to be a nice readability
> enhancement, not a degradation.  It certainly can't be
> hard to implement after "exit when" is debugged.

This is how I felt, but STT disagreed.

Jeff Carter
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