[Python-ideas] Before and after the colon in function defs.

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Sep 23 05:51:38 CEST 2011


On Sep 23, 2011, at 11:11 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>    def f(x):
>        nonlocal i=i # Use 'f' as a closure over *itself*
>        return x + i

Interestingly, PEP 3104 proposes that syntax, as shorthand for

    nonlocal x; x = 3

though this was not adopted.  I think your proposal is a very interesting,
modest but useful extension of that original PEP.

-Barry

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