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From Paul King <pa...@asert.com.au>
Subject Re: [VOTE] new operator ?=
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:35:57 GMT
For all our other operators of the form:

a X= b

it is shorthand for:

a = a X b

So, to follow that convention the operator is:

a ?:= b

which as per previous discussions is a bit cumbersome, so I am +1 for
the shortened form so long as we document appropriately.

Paul.


On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 3:54 AM, Gerald Wiltse <jerrywiltse@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> Gerald R. Wiltse
> jerrywiltse@gmail.com
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Winnebeck, Jason
> <Jason.Winnebeck@windstream.com> wrote:
>>
>> At first I was going to vote 0, because I feel like a = a ?: b is clear
>> (and I compare it to a = a || b from JS). However, looking at the dev list,
>> I definitely see a nice case for it:
>>
>> person.name.last = person.name.last ?: "unknown"
>>
>> When you have a non-trivial assignment expression, I see the benefit:
>>
>> person.name.last ?= "unknown"
>>
>> However, I feel like it is not intuitive or clear. But, I don't think the
>> operator hurts, and it's certainly not any less intuitive than <=> for
>> example or even ?: when seen for the very first time. It's an easy look up
>> in Groovy docs, and if you don't know it and don't use it, it's not a huge
>> loss. So it doesn't hurt to add it, and while not instantly readable, it's a
>> trivial docs lookup when someone is reading the code.
>>
>> So, I vote +1. But, honestly, I don't see myself using it very often as
>> I'd normally use Elvis at time of initial assignment. I wouldn't put it very
>> high on a prioritized backlog of things to improve for Groovy.
>>
>> Jason
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Daniel Sun [mailto:realbluesun@hotmail.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:59 AM
>> To: users@groovy.incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: [VOTE] new operator ?=
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>>      If the new operator ?=  (e.g. a ?= 'foo'  is equivalent of  a = a ?:
>> 'foo') were to be added to Groovy programming language, do you like it?
>> (Yes: +1; No: -1; Not bad: 0)
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Daniel.Sun
>>
>>
>>
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