Python 2.0b1 is released!
John W. Baxter
jwbnews at scandaroon.com
Fri Sep 8 01:30:49 CEST 2000
In article <slrn8reja0.2bt.scarblac-spamtrap at flits104-37.flits.rug.nl>,
scarblac-rt at pino.selwerd.nl wrote:
> Not repeating the expression surely makes it more readable. And splitting
> it up into two commands make it two lines (more reading), gives a variable
> in your namespace (so add a del, or keep readers of your code wondering
> if it's used later on), is slower, and there's this thing called augmented
> assignment which does exactly the same thing.
> I think += is great, have been missing it a long time.
I was using languages other than C long before C appeared, and (and I
didn't do anything with C for another 15 years or so). The augmented
assignments are not "natural" for me.
I know they are for others, and I don't mind Python having them (I would
not have campaigned for them, and didn't). Fortunately, they are
optional (as they are in C), so I can use them only when I want to.
John W. Baxter Port Ludlow, WA USA jwbnews at scandaroon.com
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