[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

spir denis.spir at free.fr
Thu Feb 5 18:10:39 CET 2009

Le Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:53:46 +0100,
Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> a écrit :

> Yes, the colon is extra noise but it's the kind of good noise that makes
> life more joyful like the noise of rain on a roof. Did you notice that
> I'm using a colon in my regular postings, too? I've used two colons to
> separate my text from the examples. Colon separators are natural to me.

So why not support a PEP to introduce compulsory ';' at the end of all not-compound statements? All your comments and exemples hold both for ordinary statements and block headlines -- or do I miss the point?

> The second example makes it even more obvious:
>     if (some() and some_other() or some_more(complex=(True,))
>         and a_final_call(egg=(1,2,3))):

Do(some(), some_other(), some_more(complex=(True,)),
         and_final_call(egg=(1,2,3,zzzzz=False)));    # endof statement is obvious


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