[Python-ideas] Keyword/Symbol literals

Yawar Amin yawar.amin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 17:18:36 CET 2015


On 2015-01-21, at 0:20, Matthew Rocklin <mrocklin at gmail.com> wrote:

> [...]
> What do people do now?

Currently I use new empty types as symbols. E.g.:

class my_symbol: pass
x = my_symbol

if x == my_symbol: print("yes")

Probably there's a nicer way to do it, but the advantage of using types is they are obviously interned.



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