[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?

Riobard Zhan yaogzhan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 07:47:17 CET 2009

On 6-Feb-09, at 7:50 PM, Leonardo Santagada wrote:
> I Will give you an idea, change the rules of the parser so your idea  
> works (making colon optional) and maybe even making comas optional  
> and then show us how it works and then maybe convert the whole  
> stdlib to be colon free (and maybe comma free)... this is probably  
> going to convince more people that you are right... or it will  
> convince you that you are wrong :). I think it will be quite simple  
> to do (as you say it they are there just because so it should be a  
> simple grammar change).
> Good luck,
> and I will probably play with your demo python

Thank you very much for the suggestion! I don't think making colons  
optional is a technical problem at all. Eventually I'll have to  
convince people on this list that it would be a (slightly) better idea  
(best would be to kill colons, semicolons, and as a consequence, one- 
liners, completely); or they convince me the opposite. I'm doing the  
harder part first. 

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