[Python-ideas] Quick idea: defining variables from functions that take the variable name
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue May 31 19:31:52 EDT 2016
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I know that *technically* def is
> an assignment (a name binding) but it doesn't look like one. It looks
> like a definition or declaration.
Well, the use cases we've been considering are effectivly
definitions, they just don't look like it because we don't
have a syntax that generalises the definitioniness of
'def' and 'class'.
> To me, I don't think def is a good match because def doesn't have a left
> and right hand side. Assignment does.
Maybe that means assignment isn't a good model for the
Maybe it should be more like:
def Symbol x
If you want to give it args, you do
def Symbol x(args)
The idea is that this is modelled after
with the keyword 'class' replaced by another keyword
together with the type of thing you're defining.
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