On 2010-07-27, at 18:25 , Robert Kern wrote:
On 7/27/10 9:02 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
Therefore I think the LINQ approach, which (IIUC) converts an expression into a parse tree when certain syntax is encountered, and calls a built-in method with that parse tree, would be a fresh breath of air. No need deriding it just because Microsoft came up with it first.
I've occasionally wished that we could repurpose backticks for expression literals:
expr = `x + y*z` assert isinstance(expr, ast.Expression)
And triple backticks for blocks of statements:
block = ``` try: frobnicate() except FrobError: print("Not on my watch!")
assert isinstance(block, ast.Module) Too bad backticks look like grit on Tim's monitor!
What about french quotes
expr = «x + y * z»
block = ««« try: frobnicate() except FrobError: print("Oh no you di'n't") »»» ?
Or maybe some question marks?
expr = ¿x + y * z?