[Python-3000] Reminder: Py3k PEPs due by April
jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 19:03:52 CEST 2007
On 4/10/07, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:
> * Eliminate implicit string concatenation: "abc" "def"
> in favor of an explicit + operation. That simplifies
> the grammar just a bit and the compiler already is
> smart enough to do constant fold this operation at
> compile time. [...]
My gut instinct was "whoa, don't change that". But:
I think this behavior comes from C, where it's useful mainly because
of the preprocessor. In Python it's not as useful. And C experience
is not as universal as it once was. I bet this looks pretty confusing
the first time you run into it.
Sure, I use it, but if it went away, I would type the plus sign. Not
a problem. And it would be one less thing for newcomers to learn, and
explicit is better, right?
Maybe this little slice of the complexity budget could be better
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