|Version 3 (modified by john@…, 10 years ago) (diff)|
get rid of unary '-' operator
the unary '-' is a very odd case in the report and causes a lot of confusion.
to fix it we can
- make '-' part of the lexical syntax of numbers. so a '-' followed by digits is interpreted as a negative number
- get rid of all other special treatment of '-'
- people can use 'negate' if they want to negate non literals.
- the removal of n + k patterns will make this more attractive