[Python-3000] PEP3099 += 'Assignment will not become an operation'

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu May 3 08:31:14 CEST 2007

Terry Reedy wrote:
> and hence '=' will not become an operator and hence '=' will not become 
> overloadable.

Actually, '=' *is* overloadable in most cases, if
you can arrange for a suitably customised object
to be used as the namespace being assigned into.
About the only case you can't hook is assignment
to a local name in a function.


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