[Bro-Dev] v += e (Re: set and vector operators)

Jon Siwek jsiwek at corelight.com
Thu Jun 21 14:58:42 PDT 2018

On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM Vern Paxson <vern at corelight.com> wrote:
> > > (3) Implement "v += e" to mean "append the element e to the vector v".
> >
> > Do we want to do this now, or should we potentially wait a release-cycle
> > with it (to prevent the situation where v + e and v+= e means something
> > different).
> Turns out that "v += e" currently generates an error ("requires two
> arithmetic or two string operands"), so it seems safe to me to introduce
> it as append-to-vector concurrent with deprecating "v + e" (which from the
> discussion on the list it seems likely current has little or no use).

Yeah, seems fine for v += e and v + e to temporarily have different
meanings given that the later will, for some time, have a clear
deprecation/warning message for each use (in any rare cases where it
might actually be used).  So my current POV is everything you outlined
looks good to do whenever.

- Jon

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