Guido van Rossum wrote:
Perhaps it could be even simpler:
[assignment_target '=']* expr ':' suite
I don't like that so much. It looks like you're assigning the result of expr to assignment_target, and then doing something else.
This would just be an extension of the regular assignment statement.
Syntactically, yes, but semantically it's more complicated than just a "simple extension", to my mind.