[Python-ideas] Keyword/Symbol literals

Ed Kellett edk141 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 10:07:14 CET 2015

On Wed Jan 21 2015 at 07:59:41 Todd <toddrjen at gmail.com> wrote:

> At best this saves one character, may reduce readability, and would
> require a huge amount of software to support another code path.  Is there
> any advantage to this besides the one character saved?

If symbols are [a subclass of] str, I don't see why a huge amount of
software - or indeed any software - would need to do anything special to
support it. (Other than the implementation of the feature itself,

That said, I still don't think it's very useful.
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