On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:27:49 +1000 Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
For the record, I am personally +1 on the idea (otherwise I wouldn't have put so much thought into it over the years). It's just a *lot* harder to define complete and consistent semantics for the concept than people often realise.
However, having the question come up twice within the last month finally inspired me to write the current status of the topic down in a deferred PEP: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3150/
I am worried that this complexifies Python syntax without any obvious benefit in terms of expressive power, new abstractions, or concision. There is a benefit (learning curve, readibility of foreign code) to a simple syntax.
I am somewhere between -0.5 and -1.