[Python-Dev] ',' precedence in documentation]
jjb5 at cornell.edu
Mon Sep 15 23:21:27 CEST 2008
> Good sleuthing. Since you have found an inconsistency, now all the
> docs are useless?
LOL! Hardly! I only found one inconsistent page, and it happens to be
one that I found a little hard to understand while I was learning the
In ALGOL it is used as part of the statement, like:
FOR I := 1, 5 STEP 2 UNTIL 9, 12 WHILE (X < 5) DO ...
So I'm quite happy with it being an expression separator. I would
re-write that part of the grammar to have a tuple_display like
list_display, but it's not worth the effort.
> But it is not -- it is the message passed to the exception constructor!
I apologize, oversimplified the statement. I wanted to express that
it's not just passed as a parameter to the exception constructor, but
the fact that the exception that that is constructed is also raised in
some circumstances. I didn't mean to imply that the expression itself
was raised. IMHO, the keyword "else" wasn't strong enough.
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