[Python-ideas] Symbolic expressions

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Fri Jan 13 16:10:01 CET 2012

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 03:53:35PM +0100, Eike Welk wrote:
> On Friday 13.01.2012 08:45:38 Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
> > I find the way you've formalized this a bit "weird". It looks like
> > you're suggesting adding laziness to Python.
> IMHO this is quoting like in Lisp: He stores a bit of code in an un-evaluated 
> form. The bit of code is then interpreted somewhere else, in special contexts, 
> that he can choose with his hacked version of "isinstance". 

   Symbolic algebra is a widely-deployed technique in Python world. It
is popular, e.g., in object-relational mappers. IMHO Python is powerful
enough in that area, there is no need to change the language.

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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