[Python-Dev] Re: [Fwd: Discussion: Introducing new operators formatrix computation]
Fredrik Lundh" <email@example.com
Fri, 14 Jul 2000 19:36:16 +0200
before this goes out of hand, let me just say that there might be good
reasons for adding more operators for Python, but your "why cannot I
have special syntax when everyone else got it" approach doesn't really
> What does this mean?
> s =3D 1.2; g =3D 4.4; t =3D 6.
> a =3D s/2 + t/3 + 1/g
> Ah, that means a is the operation that globally substitute '2' =
> one or more space followed by ' t' with string '3 + 1'. :-)
huh? Python doesn't support the s/// syntax (you're thinking
about Perl or awk, right?)
> a\b a.\b
huh? Python doesn't have a backslash operator.
> Look it this way. Text processing do have their special syntaxes. A =
> is written as "string" instead of ['s','t','r','i','n','g'].
huh? Python doesn't have a character type (C, C++)
> There is even the new sep.join(list).
huh? that's a method call, not special syntax...
> If we had requested that new syntax for Fourier analysis or fractal
> generation that would be comparable to text processing or COM.
huh? Python doesn't have special syntax for text processing (Perl,
Icon) or COM (C#, Visual Basic)
if you cannot get your Python facts right, why should I trust you
when you say that "Python needs this or that"?