[Bro-Dev] [Proposal] Language extensions for better Broker support

Jan Grashöfer jan.grashoefer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 14:25:50 PST 2017

>>     case type count as c:
>>         ....
> I find that there's too much going on in a single line now. With the
> extra "type" keyword, my mind gets stuck figuring out precedence rules.

I agree, its hard to read and too much to type from my perspective.

> For "switch" that would imply:
>     case c as count:
> Is that any easier for the parser?

If not, would just

    type count as c:

do the job? Although it mixes LHS and RHS again, it seems intuitive to
me. Finally it would be a tradeoff between ordering consistency and a
third keyword (like "->" or "in").


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