[Python-Dev] ++x oddnes

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 16:36:01 +0200

David Ascher wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > IMO not worth it changing the language.  Train yourself to write x++
> > instead. :-)
> Sounds like an excellent one for PyChecker =)

Why ? ++x can be put to some real use: I have a counter
type which actually uses ++x to increment the counter.

Note that the interpreter sees ++x as +(+x), that is the "+" is 
interpreted as unary + -- perfectly legal Python if you ask me.

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