[Python-Dev] why do we allow this syntax?
oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 16:52:46 CET 2013
On 8 February 2013 15:39, Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just had a bit of an embarrassing incident in some code where I did:
> sometotal =+ somevalue
> I'm curious why this syntax is allowed? I'm sure there are good reasons, but
> thought I'd ask...
Because '+' can represent an unary prefix operator just the same as '-':
>>> + + -- ++- +- -+ ++3
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