I implemented this discussed arrow operator in vim with conceal plugin. This is an example given in PEP 572. It looks perfectly fine. It also does not require ANY change to Python-the-language. It just means that I can type ':' followed by '=' to get that, rather than type 'Alt+Shift', '2', '1', '9', '0'. So fewer keystrokes. No chording. Easier to type. And what gets saved to disk is good old plain ASCII.
I don't hate how it looks, but I really, really don't get how it's supposed to "transform my thinking about coding" to have a slightly different glyph on screen. I mean, as shown in this example and a previous one I posted a screenshot of, I think it's cute and geeky to use a few math symbols in the same way in my editor. I've been doing that for a few years, and it never got beyond "slightly cute."
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 5:23 PM Mike Miller email@example.com wrote:
On 2019-11-10 12:50, Martin Euredjian via Python-ideas wrote:
I have found that trying to explain the value of true notation to people
lack the experience and training is always a losing proposition. I'm
regretting having started this thread, simply because I know how this
Reminds me of the "you can't tell people anything," post:
http://habitatchronicles.com/2004/04/you-cant-tell-people-anything/ "What’s going on is that without some kind of direct experience to
use as a touchstone, people don’t have the context that gives them a place in their minds to put the things you are telling them."
I found the thread interesting despite the many "how to type it?" replies. Don't be too discouraged.
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