[Python-Dev] Informal educator feedback on PEP 572 (was Re: 2018 Python Language Summit coverage, last part)

Baptiste Carvello devel at baptiste-carvello.net
Mon Jun 25 09:55:25 EDT 2018

Not giving a vote, as I'm just a lurker, but:

Le 25/06/2018 à 01:30, Greg Ewing a écrit :
> Actually, I'm closer to -1 on (a) as well. I don't like := as a
> way of getting assignment in an expression. The only thing I would
> give a non-negative rating is some form of "where" or "given".

This resonates with me for a yet different reason: expressing the
feature with a new operator makes it feel very important and
fundamental, so that beginners would feel compelled to learn it early,
and old-timers tend to have a strong gut reaction to it. Using merely a
keyword makes it less prominent.


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