[Python-ideas] English builtins for Python

Steve Howell showell30 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 21 12:09:28 CEST 2007

--- Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:

> Mathias Panzenböck wrote:
> > is "a" the keyword or is it "is a"?
> To be practical, it would have to be a
> pseudo-keyword
> that was only recognised after "is".
> But it would be nicely perverse to make it a true
> keyword. :-)

A similarly perverse thought is to make "um" a keyword
and allow it, um, almost anywhere it could possibly
make sense.  Which I think is almost everywhere.

If the Python interpreter failed on a line with "um"
in it, perhaps it would be extra aggressive in
providing traceback information. :)

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