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From cestella <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] metron issue #687: METRON-1090 Add Assignment to Stellar Language
Date Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:40:17 GMT
Github user cestella commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/metron/pull/687
  
    hah, well @nickwallen, laziness is often a good trait in a developer.  Honestly, I am
ok with *not* migrating here in favor of more intuitive approaches.  I chose `:=` because
I needed the functionality and worried about making the language more complex (there's something
different about a language that has assignments versus an expression language.  I wanted to
keep it an expression language at the time.), so I was forced to choose a character sequence
that didn't exist as a lexable token.  Now, honestly, we're already halfway down that road,
so probably the right thing to do *is* deprecate it and rip the bandaid fast.  I honestly
could be convinced either way. 


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