I think so some local expression evaluation could be - but it should not be
placed in \if statement
\expr issupported :VERSION_NUM >= 10000
Hmmm. Although I do not buy this, it could work as a replacement for \set
which it seems cannot be upgraded because some people may rely on it to
just store whatever comes after it in a variable.
Maybe \setexpr or \set_expr because it is setting a variable and there is
already a \set.
maybe \if can support the basic logic predicates NOT, OR, AND -
ISTM that "NOT" is a minimal requirement, and the easy one.
Note that OR & AND imply a syntax tree, handling parentheses, not in the
but the operands can be only evaluated variables.
If your idea was to be followed, it seems to suggest two parsers with
different constraints, one for the suggested "\expr" and one for the
I think that if there is a client expression lexer/parser/executor, there
would be just one of them for one syntax. Two is one too many.
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