[Python-Dev] conditional expressions - add parens?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Mar 12 23:34:29 CET 2006

Joe Smith wrote:

> LISP was a disaster to use, so I doubt your language would have been any 
> worse.

At least Lisp would let you say

   (* 4 a c)

and not force you to write

   (* (* 4 a) c)

My language would not have been so forgiving,
unless you were willing to define a bunch of
different * functions with different numbers
of parameters.

BTW, I did use Lisp and Scheme fairly heavily
for a period, and didn't find them to be
disasters -- at least not because of the parens.


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