[Python-Dev] why do we allow this syntax?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Fri Feb 8 17:10:21 CET 2013


2013/2/8 Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
> On 08/02/2013 15:42, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>>
>> 2013/2/8 Chris Withers<chris at simplistix.co.uk>:
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Just had a bit of an embarrassing incident in some code where I did:
>>>
>>> sometotal =+ somevalue
>>
>>
>> That's just a strange way of expressing
>>
>> sometotal = +somevalue
>
>
> Indeed, but why should this be possible? When could it do something useful?
> :-)

+ is a normal overridable operator.


-- 
Regards,
Benjamin


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