PEP new assert idiom
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"Fábio Mendes" <niels_bohr at uol.com.br> wrote in message
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>> I see two difficulties with it.
>> First, you can do the same thing (I think) with a
>> try block around a sequence of statements and
>> an assert in the except block. This means you
>> will need a fairly strong use case based on
>> convenience to add the syntax to the language.
>> You will have to show that it will be used a lot.
> I meant expression instead of statement, sorry, that's my fault. It's a
> minor cosmetic change I should say, only to avoid long grouping of
> expressions with an 'and' operator. It's better expressed as: let the
> commas take the place of 'and' in assertion verifications... Maybe that
> could be extended to other parts of the language, but the only place I
> think it would be useful is in assertion statements.
I see. That might have a syntactic difficulty, though, since the
comma is already in use as the tuple constructor operator.
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