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Re: Implicit variables: Meta-HTML vs. Mp4h

On Tue, 28 Mar 2000, Jan Holler wrote:

> The changes from 1.7.x to 1.99.x are not that severe  for
> users, most of the changes are just minor, but there is one
> which I personally think is a pain. Is there really no way
> to solve this in a compatible way?
> In http://www.engelschall.com/sw/wml/distrib/wml-SNAP/README.mp4h
> we find:
> There are two cases where ``<get-var i>'' could be replaced
> by ``i'' with Meta-HTML: inside arithmetic expression (e.g. <add
> i j 10>) and array indices (e.g. <get-var foo[i]>). Mp4h does
> not recognize these shortcuts, and <get-var> must be used
> in these cases.
> So a <get-var foo[i]> is going to be: <get-var foo[<get-var i>]>

I definitely dislike this, but it is so trivial to implement that i have
no serious reason to reject your suggestion.
I do not know yet how this feature will be documented.

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Denis Barbier
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