Proposal: allow '?' and '!' in identifiers
n8gray at caltech.edu.is.my.e-mail.address
Wed Feb 21 04:49:05 CET 2001
Christoph Horst wrote:
> Nathaniel Gray <n8gray at caltech.edu.is.my.email.address> wrote:
>> IMHO it's not worth adding "!", but if "?" doesn't break anything then it's
>> a net gain. I assert that it _would_ make Python more expressive to add an
>> elegant way of indicating that a function returns only boolean values.
> What's wrong with prefixing the function name with 'is'?
Nothing. I just find it pleasingly clear to read languages where
predicates end with '?'. It's simple and elegant.
Like I said, though, I'd be very surprised if this proposal ends up
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