[Python-Dev] Informal educator feedback on PEP 572 (was Re: 2018 Python Language Summit coverage, last part)
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Sun Jul 1 19:05:50 EDT 2018
On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 8:35 AM, Michael Selik <mike at selik.org> wrote:
> As Mark and Chris said (quoting Mark below), this is just one straw in the
> struggle against piling too many things on the haystack. Unlike some
> changes to the language, this change of such general use that it won't be
> an optional topic. Once widely used, it ain't optional.
Exactly -- and I also emphasis that this would complicate the language in a
broad way -- a much bigger deal than adding a self contained new expression
or even the nonlocal keyword.
But to be clear about my take -- it will make the language that little bit
harder to teach, but it will also add a bit of complexity that will effect
us non-newbies as well.
Is it worth it? maybe. I know I like a better way to express the
loop-and-a-half concept in particular.
Christopher Barker, Ph.D.
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