Simple list.append() question
tismer at tismer.com
Fri Apr 28 15:21:45 CEST 2000
Michael Hudson wrote:
> Greg Ewing <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
> > Bernhard Herzog wrote:
> > >
> > > It would be a good idea IMO to find a
> > > good syntax for this case and ISTM that list comprehensions might be
> > > useful here:
> > >
> > > multi_list = [ for i in range(10)]
> > >
> > > or whatever the precise syntax was. Hmm, the unused variable in there is
> > > a bit ugly though.
> > Maybe the LC syntax should include something like
> > [ times 10]
> But wouldn't that make "times" a keyword? Not sure I'd want that...
Currently, yes, but it is absolutely not necessary to be so.
It requires to change the grammar to treat operators
differently. A similar change would allow me to use
def foo(from=1, to=42):
since there is no reason to recognise from as a keyword in
parameter position. Similarily: in
def impossible(self, a, b, c):
self.pass = a
self.continue = b
self.return = c
could quite easily be allowed.
But I'm tired to fight such a proposal again for no result...
ciao - chris
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