[Python-Dev] Alternate notation for global variable assignments

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Oct 27 18:39:03 EST 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 18:16, Anthony Baxter wrote:

> Can I just say, as someone who's only been lightly following this 
> thread, 

Me too.

> that the above :(: type stuff
> a) looks incredibly ugly
> b) gives absolutely no clue as to what it might mean
> c) looks incredibly ugly.
> There's already prior usage of the : in python for dictionaries, for
> slices, but nothing at all like this. I'd really hope we don't end up
> with something this awful looking in the stdlib. 

It's not just you.


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