[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Oleg Broytmann phd at phd.pp.ru
Fri Feb 6 15:21:55 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 10:47:48AM -0330, Riobard Zhan wrote:
> On 6-Feb-09, at 4:32 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> Riobard Zhan writes:
>>> "Once someone discovers that they *don't have to* add the colons, and
>>> it doesn't affect the operation of their program, those colons will, 
>>> I
>>> predict, become much less frequent. "
>>> Thank God, finally we are on the right track. Making colons optional
>>> is just the first step to kill both semicolons and colons all  
>>> together.
>> I think the language you are looking for is called "Haskell".
> I think the mailing list I am posting to is called "Python Ideas". 

   I think the idea of making colons optional is dead on arrival.

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd at phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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