A Suggestion for Python Colon Syntax

David Abrahams abrahams at mediaone.net
Sat Dec 23 16:38:10 CET 2000


"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.977544967.21073.python-list at python.org...

> 2. The NumPy people had a real problem in that
>
>     x = x + y
>
> could end up generating multimegabyte temp arrays while
>
>     x += y
>
> need not.  That is, for them it wasn't "just another way" to write the
> former; it offers crucially different semantics.

Yes! Any chance of getting this capability for extension classes?

-Dave





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