[Python-ideas] Reducing colon uses to increase readability

Andre Roberge andre.roberge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 14:59:31 CEST 2008


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 1:01 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> Andre Roberge wrote:
[snip]
> Any new use of ';' has to neither conflict with its current use nor
> introduce ambiguities that would push Python out of its current LL(1) (I
> believe it is) grammar class.
>
Thanks for the information; I've learned something new.
[snip]
> I agree that slices could have used something else, but....
>
> don't hold your breath for a code-breaking change now.
>
I wasn't... I was thinking that, if any of these ideas were to be seen
to have some merit, they would make their way in around Python 3.8
(10 to 12 years from now ;-)
André

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