[Gambas-user] variable declaration everywhere ???

Charlie Ogier charlie at cogier.com
Fri Dec 14 14:24:52 CET 2018

Hi All,

To satisfy everybody why not have 'Option Explicit'. Personally I think 
it should stay as it is, I see danger in this.


On 14/12/2018 12:04, Bruce wrote:
> Well, lets just get out of the box here (or outside the nine dots, if 
> you get my idea)
> On 12/12/18 9:59 am, Jussi Lahtinen wrote:
>> Aesthetics or practical issue?
> (BTW, I just picked this as a rational point in the thread.)
> The only cogent argument that has been presented by the entire brains 
> trust here is that it would be handy, really handy, to be able to 
> "declare indexers for an array loop on the fly".
> So, here's a couple of (possibly stupid) ideas.
> 1) For Each <array>
>      do something
>    Next
>   ' No indexer, no garbage, the implied indexer would only have scope 
> inside the loop.
> 2) Less personally favored but possibly useful:
>   For idx as Integer = -Infinity To Infinity ' or some other bounds 
> that are meaningful.
>     <array>[idx] 'do something
>   Next
>   ' idx survives, but only until it is next proposed as an indexer
> I mean, just because "some other language" proffers the opportunity to 
> create gibberish code, it doesn't mean that Gambas has to.  In fact, 
> further, why not create something new and useful?
> Anyway, just my thoughts. (Thanks Rolf! You crystalised what I was 
> trying to think about.)
> best regards
> Bruce
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