PEP 318 (was Re: [Python-Dev] Re: Guido's Magic Code was: inline sort option)

Barry Warsaw barry at
Thu Oct 30 15:55:58 EST 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-30 at 15:18, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > >   PEP 318 seems a ways off.
> > 
> > Because of lack of consensus on syntax, or is it controversial in some 
> > other way?
> Both.  This is the kind of syntactic change that require much deep
> thought before committing.  Unfortunately I don't have time for that
> right now, so please don't ask.

I won't, but I do hope this is something that we can settle for Python
2.4.  I've been using the functionality in Python 2.3 for a while now
and it is wonderful, but I the tedium and clumsiness of the current
syntax really puts a damper on its use.


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