Extending Python Syntax with @
dmq at gain.com
Thu Mar 11 18:41:04 CET 2004
On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 11:17:08 -0500, "John Roth"
<newsgroups at jhrothjr.com> wrote:
>"David MacQuigg" <dmq at gain.com> wrote in message
>news:mu2150t5ppk9f0n89uhkijtce2htsga2dg at 4ax.com...
>> Wow!! And I thought it was just me. Could you point me to a PEP or
>> other discussion? I would sure like to know the history of this.
>> Could it be that in adding "lambda calculus" to Python, Guido was
>> snowed by the language theorists? <half wink>
>There's a presentation on the Python site - go to Doc, then to
>Guido's Essay's, then to Presentations. It's called Python Regrets.
>Google has an HTML version if you use "Python Regrets Guido"
>as the keywords.
Interesting that Guido says lambda is confusing.
Interesting also that he is proposing two functions in place of
This sounds very similar to Paul Prescod's proposal a few days ago on
this newsgroup, except that Paul is proposing to do it all with one
show() function. I like the one function.
Other surprises: Deprecating reload()
Thanks for the link.
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