<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_extra"><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 10:45 AM, Eitan Adler <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:lists@eitanadler.com" target="_blank">lists@eitanadler.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><span class="">On 29 April 2018 at 01:34, Jeff Allen <<a href="mailto:ja.py@farowl.co.uk">ja.py@farowl.co.uk</a>> wrote:<br>
> On 27/04/2018 08:38, Greg Ewing wrote:<br>
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</span><span class="">> I speculate this all goes back to some pre-iteration version of FORmula<br>
> TRANslation, where to its inventors '=' was definition and these really were<br>
> "statements" in the normal sense of stating a truth.<br>
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</span><a href="https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/equals-as-assignment/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.hillelwayne.com/<wbr>post/equals-as-assignment/</a><span class="HOEnZb"></span><br></blockquote></div><br></div><div class="gmail_extra">That blog post was brought up before in this discussion (probably on python-ideas). I have my doubts about whether it accurately represents the historic truth though.<br clear="all"></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature">--Guido van Rossum (<a href="http://python.org/~guido" target="_blank">python.org/~guido</a>)</div>
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