[Python-ideas] Verbatim names (allowing keywords as names)
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed May 16 00:03:34 EDT 2018
On 05/15/2018 08:03 PM, Carl Smith wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 8:41 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest we copy C#'s idea of verbatim identifiers, but using
>> a backslash rather than @ sign:
>> would allow "name" to be used as an identifier, even if it clashes with
>> a keyword.
> I strongly disagree, but can't seem to get anyone to bite.
Sometimes it's like that, and yes it is frustrating.
> We want to be able to introduce a keyword that was formally a name, still
> it to be used as a name, still allow code that uses it as a keyword to
> with code that uses it as a name, without changing the language
> or implementation too much.
> Ideally, Python would still not allow the keyword to be used as a name and a
> keyword in the same file??
For me at least, this is a deal breaker. My libraries tend to be single-file packages, so all my code is in one place
-- only being able to use the keyname as one or the other in my multi-thousand line file does me no good.
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