On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 15:50, Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> wrote:
Before we all get a little too excited here, I think that allowing
1 = x
as a sneaky way of writing
assert x == 1
would be a terrible mistake.

Well, we'll always have the sneaky way to check if an iterable is empty:

() = x 

which admittedly would be useful for entries to the IOPPP (International Obfuscated Python Program Pageant)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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