[J3] [EXTERNAL] AW: Syntax of conditional expressions

Van Snyder van.snyder at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 29 22:19:33 UTC 2021

On Tue, 2021-06-29 at 19:47 +0000, Clune, Thomas L. (GSFC-6101) via J3
> I agree that the tendency to pull-the-rug is somewhat surprising, but
> there appears to be some sentiments in that direction.

If you don't like a feature, and wouldn't use it in your code, don't
use it. Most feaures that exist but are not used would have no effect
on your code. Conditional expressions are almost certainly in that

During discussion of every standard after 1966, there are people who
have argued not to include a feature because :the language is too
large." Then, in the next paragraph, they complain that their favorite
new feature was not included.

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