while expression feature proposal
antoon.pardon at rece.vub.ac.be
Thu Oct 25 13:22:17 CEST 2012
On 25-10-12 06:50, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 10/24/2012 7:19 PM, Evan Driscoll wrote:
>> On 10/24/2012 05:26 PM, Cameron Simpson wrote:
>>> But I'm still -0 on it, because it supplants the glaringly obvious:
>>> m = ...
>>> assignment with the far less in your face:
>>> possibly-long-expr as m
>>> and I think it would get quite heavily used, to the detriment of
>>> assignment readability in general. At present the nature of most
>>> is at the left. An assignment is obvious on the left, an
>>> is visible at the left.
>> In the interest of brainstorming, what about
>> while VAR from EXPR:
>> or something like that? I don't think I like 'from' on a couple counts,
>> but there's probably some word that fits.
> The op wondered if these proposals have been made before. They have
> been, and have been rejected. Some of the discussion has been on
> python-ideas list. But go ahead and brainstorm and discuss.
> Keep in mind that any new syntax has to be a substantial improvement
> in some sense or make something new possible. There was no new syntax
> in 3.2 and very little in 3.3.
If I recal correctly at one point the following was accepted:
But it was later discarded because of lack of a champion or something
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