[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Riobard Zhan yaogzhan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 15:53:32 CET 2009

On 6-Feb-09, at 10:51 AM, Oleg Broytmann wrote:

> 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.

What do you think the idea of making semicolons optional?

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