On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 7:47 AM, Peter O'Connor <peter.ed.oconnor@gmail.com> wrote:
3) The idea that an assignment operation "a = f()" returns a value (a) is already consistent with the "chained assignment" syntax of "b=a=f()" (which can be thought of as "b=(a=f())").  I don't know why we feel the need for new constructs like "(a:=f())" or "(f() as a)" when we could just think of assignments as returning values (unless that breaks something that I'm not aware of)

​Consider

>>> if x = 1:
>>>     print("What did I just do?")​