[Python-ideas] x )= f as shorthand for x=f(x)
bborcic at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 19:54:03 CET 2007
George Sakkis wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2007 7:39 AM, Boris Borcic <bborcic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Title says it all. Got used to += et al. My mind often expects augmented
>> assignment syntax to exist uniformly for whatever transform.
> And the "most inane proposal in python-ideas" award goes to... ;-)
[Is the name of "sarkkasm" (sarkkism ?) the one obvious way to make your remark
escape appropriate qualification as...]
But please be precise, are you saying
(1) that it is inane to suggest that <code> x=f(x) </code> has enough in common
with say <code> x=x%n </code> that special syntax paralleling the latter's
shorthand <code> x%=n </code> could or would make sense for the former ?
(2) that the proposed choice of special syntax is "most inane".
In case you mean only (2), please back your claim with some facts, by proposing
"less inane" special syntax.
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