Geez.

--Guido (mobile)


On Nov 1, 2016 8:10 PM, "Chris Angelico" <rosuav@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
> I don't know when I would ever want to actually do this in practice, but
> allowing the ?. operator to magically effect code outside of the
> parentheses definitely counts as "spooky action at a distance". Guido's
> rule of "everything to the right" is easy to reason about if "to the
> right" ends where the parenthised expression ends.
>

We already expect "to the left" and "to the right" to end based on
operator precedence rules. Parentheses are used to control operator
precedence. It would surprise people *greatly* if they didn't bound
the effect of the question mark.

ChrisA
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