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

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 15 21:55:00 CEST 2008

[snip plenty of wordy arguments about Python, DSLs, misunderstandings,  
etc, with almost no code, and going nowhere in particular]

I'm not a Python guru, I'm not even a professional programmer, worse  
than that I've never even been a CS student.  But I think, humbly,  
that this thread is much too preoccupied with personal/philosophical  
opinions about the aesthetics of Python and not enough with *how* to  
make Python work assuming that statements become expressions.

IMHO if we try to work out how, we will come to the conclusion that it  
would make it a horrible mess.  But we can only establish this if we  
give it a try, and in the process we might learn something useful.   
And who knows, we might even discover that Python was really meant to  
be a functional language! After all, this list is called python-ideas.

Sorry for the noise.


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