On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 12:04 PM, Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
On Mar 25 2018, Guido van Rossum <guido-+ZN9ApsXKcEdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> I gotta say I'm warming up to := in preference over 'as', *if* we're going
> to do this at all (not a foregone conclusion at all).

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned it yet, so as a quick datapoint:
Go also uses := for assignment, so there's some precedent.

It's irrelevant, because Go's solution for inline assignment is entirely different. (And there was no question that := is commonly used for assignment -- just look it up on Wikipedia.)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)