[Python-ideas] Statements vs Expressions... why?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 12 03:38:39 CEST 2008

Hey Cliff,

I think the only way to move forward in this discussion is if you
could write a complete parser for the variant of Python that you'd
like to see.

I expect that you'll say "but I don't know enough about parser
technology to do so" -- but then my response is "then you don't know
to understand the difficulty of the task, so shut up." If you want to
continue this discussion you'll have to prove that it is possible.
That in turn will force you to think about many of the details that
you're currently brushing away as irrelevant -- and you'll find that
they are actually highly relevant.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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