[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?
steve at pearwood.info
Thu Feb 5 12:05:50 CET 2009
I forgot one other comment...
Riobard Zhan wrote:
> - I noticed a strong tendency to forget colons by new users of Python in
> a second-year computer science undergraduate course. The students seemed
> not getting used to colons even near the end of the course.
While I would not support the removal of colons, I would support a
better error message when one is missing.
>>> for x in 1,2,3
File "<stdin>", line 1
for x in 1,2,3
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Perhaps this should say why the syntax is missing?
SyntaxError: linebreak in statement or missing colon
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