On 5 October 2016 at 14:27, Sven R. Kunze firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For small scripts this is still useful. Not everybody writes huge programs, which needs to adhere to style guides and QA.
Sure. But convenience in small scripts and the REPL typically isn't a good enough argument to justify a language change. It's (to an extent) a point in favour of the proposal, but nobody's debating that. The problem is that we aren't seeing any *other* arguments in favour. And specifically not ones that provide benefits (or at least no disadvantages - "you don't need to use it" isn't enough, someone will be bound to try to and it'll have to be dealt with, hopefully in code review but maybe in maintenance) to large-scale production code, which is probably the vast majority of Python usage.
Let's take "it helps interactive use and quick scripts" as a given, and move on. Any other benefits? Readability has been demonstrated as subjective, so let's skip that.
 Although these days, data analysis / interactive exploration may be a growing proportion...