[Python-Dev] Reserved Characters
Jim J Jewett
jimjjewett at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 21:10:58 CEST 2004
Python does not currently reserve any characters
for user extensions.
One of the objections to @decorators is that it
will cause problems for applications that used
'@', simply because of it was one of only three
characters that *might* be available.
Newer String interpolation will also use up '$',
which leaves only '?'.
Is it time to reserve a character to the user, or
at least to reserve some in certain contexts?
"""Python will not use '!' except as part of '!='
"""The '?' character is reserved for the user."""
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