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

Mikhail V mikhailwas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 20:23:49 EDT 2018

On Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 3:02 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Is it like that in PHP?

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

By me - there is just nothing against append() method.

But I see from various posts in the web and SO - people
just want to spell it compact, and keep the 'item' part clean of
brackets. And that kind of makes sense.

> ChrisA
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