On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 01:41:08AM +0000, Joshua Morton wrote:
Right that makes sense. Is there any precedent for non-keywords being special cased by the compiler (I'm thinking specifically of Exceptions)?
For a while "as" was context sensitive, being treated as a keyword where necessary but still allowing you to use it as a variable name. In Python 2.5:
py> import math as as py> as <stdin>:1: Warning: 'as' will become a reserved keyword in Python 2.6 <module 'math' from '/usr/local/lib/python2.5/lib-dynload/math.so'>
I believe that the core devs have sworn the most terrible and bloody oaths to never allow abominations like this again...