[Python-3000] Reminder: Py3k PEPs due by April
jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 19:53:22 CEST 2007
On 4/11/07, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> But there's another Python principle here, I think... complexity of
> computation should be represented by complexity of syntax. We don't
> generally like to use properties for expensive computation, or methods for
> simple field access, for example. Putting in a '+' sign makes the code
> *feel* like there's more computation going on, even if the computation gets
> optimized away.
Hmm. It sounds like what you're saying is, if we're going to do
string constant folding, then it makes sense to have a special case in
the grammar to reflect that visually.
It's a nice principle, but I wouldn't take it that far.
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