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

Mike Miller python-ideas at mgmiller.net
Tue Apr 10 23:15:10 EDT 2018

If anyone is interested I came across this same subject on a blog post and 
discussion on HN today:

- https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/equals-as-assignment/
- https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16803874

On 2018-04-02 15:03, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> IIRC Algol-68 (the lesser-known, more complicated version) used 'int x = 0;' to 
> declare a constant and 'int x := 0;' to declare a variable. And there was a lot 
> more to it; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALGOL_68#mode:_Declarations. I'm 
> guessing Go reversed this because they want '=' to be the common assignment 
> (whereas in Algol-68 the common assignment was ':=').

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