[Python-ideas] allow `lambda' to be spelled λ

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 10:54:13 EDT 2016

On 19 July 2016 at 22:05, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> A more practical solution would be to take the best of the python2 and
> python3 current approaches:
> "Invalid character XX  in line YY"
> and just reveal nothing about what lexical category — like identifier —
> python thinks the  char is coming in.

There's historically been relatively little work put into designing
the error messages coming out of the lexer, so if it's a task you're
interested in stepping up and taking on, you could probably find
someone willing to review the patches.

But if you perceive "Volunteers used their time as efficiently as
possible whilst fully Unicode enabling the CPython compilation
toolchain, since it was a dependency that needed to be addressed in
order to permit other more interesting changes, rather than an
inherently rewarding activity in its own right" as "wrongheaded", you
may want to spend some time considering the differences between
community-driven and customer-driven development.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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