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> To demonstrate the utility of the conditional construct, consider the > following example: This does not seem like a very compelling example, because it is so abstract. So far, it seems that this proposal is sacrificing the principle of least surprise to something of undemonstrated utility. I think the proposal would be more interesting if you could exhibit either a couple of very compelling concrete example or at least a half-dozen moderately interesting examples, where the utility of letting the implementation choose is "obvious" and "significant". In each case it should be plausible that the implementation can reasonably be expected to be able to make the right choice. --lars