[Python-ideas] Globalize lonely augmented assignment

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Jun 12 09:10:11 CEST 2010

On 6/11/2010 9:18 PM, Demur Rumed wrote:

> I believe it would be simpler to learn that variables are _only_ local
> if bound with the assignment operator.

Assignment is NOT NOT NOT an operator. It is a type of statement.

> I view the augmented assignment operators as different beasts.

Your view is one that leads to buggy code. It is wrong in that respect.
An augmented assignment STATEMEMT is both a STATEMENT, not an operator, 
and an ASSIGNMENT statement. Misunderstanding this leads to buggy code 
and posts on python list "why doesnt my code not work righ?"

-1+ on the proposal as it will lead to confusion and bugs.

Terry Jan Reedy

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