Proposal for adding symbols within Python
grante at visi.com
Tue Nov 15 15:59:26 CET 2005
On 2005-11-15, Ben Sizer <kylotan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>> In the situations described, I always use strings
>> and have never felt the need for something else:
>> I don't think I even understand what the objection is. What is
>> needed is a code fragment that shows how the use of strings is
> myObject.value = 'value1'
> #... 100 lines of code elided...
> if myObject.value == 'Value1':
> I don't actually think string use is 'untenable', but it is
> definitely more error-prone. With some sort of named object on
> the right hand side you will at least get a helpful NameError.
I don't see how that's an argument in favor of the proposal
being discussed. Aren't $Value1 and $value1 both legal and
distinct symbols in the proposed syntax? Won't you have the
exact same issue that you do with mis-typing strings?
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