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On 6-Feb-09, at 12:07 PM, Curt Hagenlocher wrote: >
In any event, as several people have suggested, there's basically zero likelihood of Python ever being changed to make colons optional. And there doesn't even have to be a rational basis for that.
I understand the nearly impossible likelihood; entrenched habits are
really difficult to change, especially when there seems no obvious gain.
The last sentence is very true (even in a broader sense; not limited
to language design). It sometimes made me very sad.