Why should I switch to Python?

Courageous jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Thu May 11 06:15:34 CEST 2000


Ben Wolfson wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 11 May 2000 03:50:27 GMT, Courageous <jkraska1 at san.rr.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >Tim Peters wrote:
> >>
> >> [Grant Griffin]
> >> > Speaking of C, I find myself missing the "x=" operators, and "++".
> >> > However, I understand and endorse the reasons Python omits them.
> >>
> >> While ++ makes little sense in a language with immutable numbers, += (&
> >> friends) can make good sense.
> >
> >+= and -= would be nice, but I don't understand what you mean by
> >"friends" or why python might need them???
> 
> The friends of += are -=, *=, /=, %=, |=, &=, ^=, >>= and <<=.

Well shoot me in the head for using a C++ language-specific presupposition
to get all confused over ordinary English. Yeah, I agree with you. Those
would all be nice short hand.

Of course I'm one of the few nuts on the planet that *likes* to use

? : :  expressions in C.


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