[Python-ideas] relaxing keyword usage restrictions

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 6 00:05:30 CEST 2011

Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
> The "as" keyword used to be a pseudokeyword that functioned this way.
> Apparently the experiment didn't go well,

I think that was only done because the __future__ mechanism
hadn't been invented then. As far as I know, it was always
intended to become a full keyword at some point.


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