[Python-Dev] list splicing

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Mon Sep 19 19:43:15 CEST 2005

Gareth McCaughan <gmccaughan at synaptics-uk.com> wrote:
> The problems with syntax are
>   1 It adds cognitive load.
>   2 It makes your code look like line noise.
>   3 It reduces options for future development.
>   4 It complicates the parser.
> I don't know about #4, but I suspect it (along with the related
> "it requires work, and there isn't much benefit from it") is the
> best argument against this proposal.

I don't think the parser would get measureably more complex, but I
believe that any work to support this uncommon (from my experience)
operation, rather than the dozens of other usable RFEs in the tracker,
would be misspent time.

 - Josiah

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