[Python-ideas] Unpacking a dict

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Sun May 29 16:05:43 EDT 2016

On May 29 2016, Guido van Rossum <guido-+ZN9ApsXKcEdnm+yROfE0A at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> Any idea using import syntax or even syntax similar to import is dead.

Does that mean the whole idea is dead? Because as I see it, there are
only two ways this could possibly be implemented:

1. As a statement similar to import, which you declared dead.

2. As an assignment, which you declared dead IIRC primarily because the
   RHS should not be "peeking" into the LHS.

Or am I interpreting "similar to import" too broadly? Is a statement
using other words still on the table?

 d = {"foo": 42}
 <something> d <something> 42 # or the other way around
 assert foo == 42


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