[Python-ideas] relaxing keyword usage restrictions

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Sep 5 08:19:46 CEST 2011

H Krishnan <hetchkay at gmail.com> writes:

> While some of the usage may be confusing to the user, that is not for
> the language to dictate but for the user to choose.

This statement makes the entirely unjustified assumption that the code
will be read by exactly one “user”.

Python is a language designed for writing code that isn't limited to
just one reader.

So no, every individual author of code doesn't get to choose what is
readable for others; the Python community as a whole has a large say in

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