On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 09:00:20PM -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
On 23 June 2014 10:30, Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Hm. What's wrong with rejecting bad ideas?
While I agree it's a bad idea to use symbols that can't be readily typed as part of the language syntax, I think Terry's broader point that anything which *can* be implemented outside the core usually *should* be implemented outside the core (at least as a proof-of-concept) is a good one.
This particular proposal sounds to me like something that shouldn't be implemented at all. We don't need another split in the community over how to spell operators.
I think you're exaggerating the danger here a tad. Split the community? We can barely get the community to grudgingly accept that maybe there's a use for Unicode *at all*, let alone use it as syntax :-)