[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 244 syntax

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 16:59:50 -0500

    >> I'd also suggest to remove the optional ';' since this is not confrom
    >> with the rest of Python....

    Martin> Sure it is; disallowing the semicolon would be not conform:

    Martin> simple_stmt: small_stmt (';' small_stmt)* [';'] NEWLINE

    Martin> You can have a semicolon after each small_stmt

But it doesn't appear that PEP 244 allows multiple directives per line:

    A directive_statement is a statement of the form

        directive_statement: 'directive' NAME [atom] [';'] NEWLINE

If you decide to allow it, then the semicolon makes sense, but not