[Python-ideas] Making stars optional? (was: Making colons optional?)

George Sakkis george.sakkis at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 02:14:16 CET 2009

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

>> In maths,
>> you only have single-character variable names (sub-/superscripts
>> notwithstanding), so ab always means a*b.
> Except in the presence of typos.

In the presence of typos all bets are off, unless you are aware of any
typo-proof writing system. Python certainly isn't one since, say,
"x.y" and "x,y" are pretty similar, both visually and in keyboard


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