[Bro-Dev] #983: Deep typing bug

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Mon May 13 18:21:40 PDT 2013

#983: Deep typing bug
  Reporter:  seth     |      Owner:
      Type:  Problem  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  High     |  Milestone:  Bro2.2
 Component:  Bro      |    Version:  git/master
Resolution:           |   Keywords:

Comment (by robin):

 The <> syntax would work well technically but it's not something we're
 using yet, so I'm reluctant on that as well.

 I like Seth's idea with using type names. That's indeed very readable.
 Actually it *improves* readability; with the standard record ctor, [...],
 it can be hard to figure out what type it eventually coerces into.

 Downside is obviously that it works only for named types, but for records
 that's not an issue and I think there are not that many other cases where
 one actually needs it (the original case in this ticket is one, but I
 don't think it's very common).

 (Not sure about the "=>" syntax for tables though)

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.bro.org/bro/ticket/983#comment:9>
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