On 18/05/18 12:22, Ken Hilton wrote:
My idea is to only treat keywords as having special meaning when they're in the right place. So the following would all be legal:
>>> from operator import and >>> var = and(True, False) >>> var False >>> var = True and False >>> var False >>> def except(exc, def): ... try: ... return def() ... except exc as e: ... return e ... >>> except(ZeroDivisionError, lambda: 1/0) ZeroDivisionError('division by zero',) >>> except(ZeroDivisionError, lambda: 0/1) 0.0 >>> import asyncio as await #this is already currently legal, but will
not be in the __future__ >>> async def async(def): ... return await await.get_event_loop().run_in_executor(None, def) ... >>>
And so on.
What are your thoughts?
I asked about this earlier, much less clearly, and didn't get a helpful answer. I haven't had the spare time to look at the parser since then to see if it's plausible.
Though seriously, your example with "except()" makes me want to recant!