[Python-ideas] Inline assignments using "given" clauses
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri May 11 03:38:30 EDT 2018
Kirill Balunov wrote:
> While for those who
> are familiar with Pascal, Icon and other languages that use this syntax,
> this - `:=` looks natural.
As someone familiar with Pascal, I think the similarity to
the Pascal assignment operator is actually an argument
*against* it. Knowing what it means in Pascal is confusing,
because Pascal's ":=" is equivalent to Python's "=" (it's
strictly a statement, and can't be used in expressions).
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