[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: Allow Empty Subscript List Without Parentheses

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Jun 18 20:07:32 CEST 2006

On 6/17/06, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Talin wrote:
> > The motivation, as I understand it, is one of mathematical consistency.
> Noam told me in private email that this is *not* the motivation.
> Instead, he wants mutable values. This, in turn, he wants so he
> can catch modifications.

That cannot be the only motivation. He can have mutable values today
without any new syntax. (Either he can use x[()] or he can use
attribute assignment.)

But more to the point, this discussion is pointless, since I won't
accept the syntax change.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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