[Nickle] Re: [AI] Nickle Growing Pains
keithp at keithp.com
Thu Jan 6 11:56:39 PST 2005
Around 13 o'clock on Jan 6, Carl Worth wrote:
> The enum-as-disjoint-union is an interesting implementation detail,
> but I would hope I could use enum types without having to know about
It would be better if we had more sane syntax for disjoint unions; having
borrowed C's union syntax is not obviously the right answer here.
> > v
> a = <>
> Can that be easily fixed to print "e.a" as expected?
Because we use 'typedef' to bind the name 'e' to the union type, the value
itself has no referent to that name, only the underlying union type.
We could easily fix it to pring only 'a' instead of 'a = <>', if that
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