[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Riobard Zhan yaogzhan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 04:49:50 CET 2009

Hi Tim,

Thanks for pointing out the links. Actually I read the original thread  
on python-list titled "why not drop the colons". But as I said in the  
comments of Guido's blog post, the so called usability surveys did not  
pop up any real data (we do not know how the surveys were conducted,  
at what context, with what results, etc) to convince the original  
proposer (and me). So I think we can probably discuss it. Things  
change, right? :P Hope you don't mind that I bring up such an ancient  
topic ...


On 5-Feb-09, at 12:00 AM, Tim Delaney wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Riobard Zhan <yaogzhan at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> I'm proposing to make colons optional. Let me call this feature  
> Colonless Python. To show what it is like without colons, here are  
> some examples adapted from the official tutorial.
> http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=python+make+colon+optional&meta=
> Tim Delaney

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