From the nimble fingers of Jay Reeve (jktr@...) (4/2/2001 9:54 AM) came... >>> Why can't we just have multiline IF-THEN-ELSE-END IF statements? Like > If making all the proposed changes is too cumbersome, I could see merely > having IFF as a synonym for LONG IF. It's easier to type and easier to > read, and wouldn't require any editor or compiler changes except to > recognize it as a LONG IF. > > IFF HeatherIsBrian Note that IFF in mathematical circles is generally understood to mean "if and only if", which is somewhat different than a plain "if". Leave us not be re-writing the conventions as it appears might have been done with the NAND problem (which, as I recall, The Lord And Master Of Us All has promised to fix). -- Ted Spencer; ted@... -- The distinction between the Insufferable Ass and the Saint is a fine one: the former knows he's right, while the latter only hopes he is.