[Python-ideas] Inline assignments using "given" clauses
jmcs at jsantos.eu
Fri May 11 09:47:05 EDT 2018
How do you read something like " while (cmd := get_command()).token !=
CMD_QUIT:" in plain english?
On Fri, 11 May 2018 at 12:15 Jacco van Dorp <j.van.dorp at deonet.nl> wrote:
> 2018-05-11 11:56 GMT+02:00 João Santos <jmcs at jsantos.eu>:
> > Optimizing syntax for space makes sense for "mathematical" notation since
> > it's commonly written by hand, but putting space above readability in a
> > programming language design feels like a skewmorphism.
> You are assuming "given" to improve readability, where I stated ":= is
> perfectly clear ", at least in my opinion. Therefore, since clarity is
> already achieved, the rest is clutter that reduces readability.
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