[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Riobard Zhan yaogzhan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 07:47:10 CET 2009

On 6-Feb-09, at 12:07 PM, Curt Hagenlocher wrote:
> In any event, as several people have suggested, there's basically zero
> likelihood of Python ever being changed to make colons optional.  And
> there doesn't even have to be a rational basis for that.

I understand the nearly impossible likelihood; entrenched habits are  
really difficult to change, especially when there seems no obvious gain.

The last sentence is very true (even in a broader sense; not limited  
to language design). It sometimes made me very sad. 

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