[Python-ideas] If branch merging

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jun 8 04:42:23 CEST 2015

Nick Coghlan writes:

 > (It's also worth noting that "as" clauses are specifically for binding to a
 > name, while the LHS of an assignment statement allows attributes, indexing,
 > slicing and tuple unpacking)

+1 (and the point that it's a *binding*, not an assignment, deserves a
lot more than a parenthesized aside).

 > In this particular case, the variant that has always seemed most attractive
 > to me in past discussions is a general purpose "named subexpression"
 > construct that's just a normal local name binding operation affecting
 > whatever namespace the expression is executed in.

Yes, please!

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