[Python-ideas] Operator for inserting an element into a list

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 20:02:12 EDT 2018

On Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 9:42 AM, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now I have slightly different idea. How is about special-casing of this
> as a shortcut for append:
> L[] = item
> Namely just use the fact that empty slice is SyntaxError now.
> I understand this is totally different approach than operator
> overloading and maybe
> hard to implement, but I feel like it looks really appealing.
> And it is quite intuitive imo. For me the syntax reads like:
> "add new empty element and this element will be "item".
> No?

Yes, if this were PHP.

I still haven't seen any compelling argument against the append
method. -1 on introducing a new way to spell append.


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