On Fri., 3 Jul. 2020, 2:27 am MRAB, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
IMHO, the assignment statement should remain as it is, not sometimes assign and sometimes not.
There could be another form that does matching:
try ?x, 0 = (4,5)
Huh, this made me wonder if "match/try" may fit people's brains better than "match/case". I know for me that I want to read case clauses the same way I would read them in C, which is thoroughly unhelpful.
The following looks weird though, so I don't think I actually like it in practice:
=== match shape: try Point(x, y): ... try Rectangle(x0, y0, x1, y1, painted=True): ... ===