[Python-ideas] The @update operator for dictionaries

Jonathan Fine jfine2358 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 10:33:25 EST 2019

I've been thinking that it might be easier, in the long term, to make
a big step and allow
    >>> a @update= b
as valid Python. What do you think? (I hope it will look nicer once
syntax highlighted.)

For clarity, this would proceed via a.__iat_update__(b), and (a
@update b) would be similarly defined.

As major disadvantage, of course, will be that
    >>> guido at python.org
would no longer be valid Python!

And also we might have fewer animated discussions.

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