[Python-ideas] Grammar for plus and minus unary ops
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Mar 28 05:59:44 CET 2009
On Sat, Mar 28, 2009, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Not only is this a self-inflicted error (writing C++ code in a Python
> program is a PEBCAK error), but it's rare: it only affects a minority
> of C++ programmers, and they are only a minority of Python programmers.
> There's no need to complicate the grammar to prevent this sort of
> error. Keep it simple. ---1 on the proposal (*grin*).
In all fairness, "++" is valid in many C-derived languages, so it hits C
and C++ programmers, plus Ruby and Perl programmers. I'm not in favor of
this restriction, but I'm not opposed, either, and I think your thesis is
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