[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 318: "as", barelist
Jewett, Jim J
jim.jewett at eds.com
Thu Apr 1 20:37:04 EST 2004
Phillip J. Eby:
> 'as' is not currently a keyword, and making it so would break
> any programs that use it as a name.
It has been documented as a pseudo-keyword for some time, with
the warning that it will may become a real keyword later.
> Really, of the current "before the def" proposals, I think I
> like Samuele's:
approach the best. The '*' seems to say "special note, pay
I agree that it says special note; it just doesn't say *why*
the list is special. We happen to know that it secretly means
"After you evaluate this list, keep a reference, then
call each member on the function or class I'm about to
but a keyword (even as) makes it more explicit why this list
is special. Of course,
as: d1, d2, d2
also works; if you put a keyword at the front, then  becomes
redundant. And that was one of the bakeoff options, except
that Guido used "decorate:" instead of "as:" in his example.
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