[Python-ideas] Allow additional separator character in variables

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 21:32:21 EST 2017

On 19 November 2017 at 12:01, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Python allows underscore character as a separator in variables.
> This is better than nothing, still it does not make the look much better.
> **Proposal**: allow additional separator, namely hyphen character.

Regardless of any potential readability merits, backwards
compatibility requirements combined with the use of the hyphen
character as a binary operator prohibit such a change:

    >>> my = variable = 1
    >>> my-variable


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

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