[Python-ideas] PEP 572: Statement-Local Name Bindings, take three!

Mike Miller python-ideas at mgmiller.net
Mon Apr 2 16:51:50 EDT 2018

Yes, I first came across := when learning (Turbo) Pascal in the early 90's.

However golang managed to screw it up—it only works there as a "short 
declaration AND assignment" operator.  You can't use it twice on the same 
variable!  Boggles the mind how experienced designers came up with that one. ;-) 
  Maybe Algol did it that way?  (before my time)

I found Pascal's syntax, := for assignment, = and <>, for tests about close to 
perfect in ease of learning/comprehension as it gets, from someone who studied 
math before C anyway.


On 2018-03-30 12:04, Nikolaus Rath wrote:

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