[Python-ideas] Globalize lonely augmented assignment

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Jun 14 02:43:32 CEST 2010

Georg Brandl wrote:
> Am 13.06.2010 02:49, schrieb Greg Ewing:
>>Maybe "suboptimal" would be a better adjective.
> Yes, I wouldn't argue against that, since it allows for subjectiveness :)

All language design decisions are subjective. (If they
weren't, there would be no decision to make.)

> Hmm, I would call it consistent rather than arbitrary.

But it's a foolish consistency, IMO. It makes the description
in the manual about half a sentence shorter, at the expense of
semantics that are unintuitive and useless.


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