Reply: priorities of = and == revisited

Christopher Dollin kers at
Fri Jan 29 23:55:05 AEST 1988

"nevin1 at ihlpf.ATT.COM 00704a-Liber at AT&T Bell Laboratories - Naperville" says

> The =OP to OP= was a syntactic change, while changing the operator 
> precedences would be a SEMANTIC change.

Nope. It's syntactic. All precedences do is allow you to omit grouping marks
(parens). Grouping is just syntactic.

Changing the operator MEANINGS would be semantic ............................
Kers                                    | "Why Lisp if you can talk Poperly?"

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