[Python-ideas] "try with" syntactic sugar

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Mar 2 01:28:48 CET 2009

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Daniel Stutzbach
<daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> Sorry, but my gut keeps telling me that "try with" is not taking the
>> language into a direction I am comfortable with. Programming language
>> design is not a rational science. Most reasoning about is is at best
>> rationalization of gut feelings, and at worst plain wrong. So, sorry,
>> but I'm going with my gut feelings, so it's still -1. (Or if you wish,
>> -1000.)
> I thought that might be the case based on your first response, but figured
> I'd give it one more shot.  ;-)  I respect your opinion.  Consider it
> dropped.

Thanks. I've learned the hard way to trust my gut instincts in this
area. If anyone can figure out how to explain my gut's responses to
people wanting rational answers I'd love to hear about it. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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