[CMake] lexical scoping

KSpam keesling_spam at cox.net
Fri Nov 2 17:57:05 EDT 2007


You missed the part where Bill mentioned that variable_scope would take 
multiple arguments.  Your example:

> variable_scope_begin(scratch_preamble)
> variable_scope_begin(got_match)
> variable_scope_begin(not_trail)
> variable_scope_begin(empty)
> # [...]
> # my actual code, blah blah blah
> # [...]
> variable_scope_end(scratch_preamble)
> variable_scope_end(got_match)
> variable_scope_end(not_trail)
> variable_scope_end(empty)

would reduce to:

	variable_scope_begin(scratch_preamble got_match not_trail empty)
	# [...]
	# my actual code, blah blah blah
	# [...]
	variable_scope_end(scratch_preamble got_match not_trail empty)

Of course, if we could get braces into the mix, it would reduce to:

	variable_scope(scratch_preamble got_match not_trail empty)
		# [...]
		# my actual code, blah blah blah
		# [...]

I think that looks pretty good.  Even without the braces, the construct is 
optional, and it provides a significant improvement in variable safety.  I 
will trade typing a few more characters for variable safety any day.


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