[Python-Dev] PEP 572: Write vs Read, Understand and Control Flow
arj.python at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 07:50:06 EDT 2018
agree for =>
but how many people use pascal eiffel etc? (go has a chance)
that's a reminder of an old, fading epoch, bland IDEs, hard-to-crunch fonts
BDL Guido once remarked in a pycon talk that today agencies would've
charged you a high price to tell you what the word python might tickle in
the subconscious of the common user, we should maybe write on what ":="
tickles in the mind of most programmers
The fact that := will be familiar to many people (especially if they
> know Go, Pascal or Eiffel etc) is a point in its favour.
> The => arrow puts the arguments around the "wrong" way compared to
> regular assignment:
> name = expression
> expression => name
> Although personally I like that order, many people did not and I think
> Guido ruled it out very early in the discussion.
> Also it may be too easily confused with <= or >= or the -> syntax from
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