Hal Snyder <>
Wed May 29 13:09:32 CEST 2002

Chris Pressey <> writes:

> And then we'll have to stop saying "Erlang is a single assignment
> language" (since, technically, we're making multiple assignments to
> an 'invisible' variable.)

Right. The feature under discussion sounds like four legs good, two
legs better.

I'm ok with spending a whole new variable name for each intermediate
assignment. They're cheap, and don't have to be single letters. One
can even use descriptive names that explain what is going on in the

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