[Python-ideas] Inline assignments using "given" clauses
steve at pearwood.info
Fri May 11 11:37:44 EDT 2018
On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:40:51AM +0200, Jacco van Dorp wrote:
> I dont really like "given".
> If we compare:
> if m given m = re.match(stuff):
> if m := re.match(stuff)
> then I count 4+(name_length) more tokens and 2 more spaces. Since I
> believe := is perfectly clear, I don't see the reason for a far more
> verbose syntax.
I agree with Jacco here. We have to name the variable twice, even if it
is only used once, and we have a relatively long keyword, five
characters, longer than average for all keywords, and only one char
short of the maximum.
I know the aim isn't to absolutely minimise the number of keystrokes,
but it does seem strange to use such a long symbol which requires
duplicating the target, unless the intent is to discourage people from
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