Augmented Assignement (was: Re: PEP scepticism)

Guido van Rossum guido at
Fri Jul 6 07:40:52 EDT 2001

Thomas Wouters <thomas at> writes:

> This thread reminds me a great deal about whether generators should be
> defined using 'def' or 'generate' -- it took me one (1) generator to realize
> how natural it was with def, and most (not all) counterarguments were
> basically trying to tell me I was wrong to feel that way :-)


It takes a Pythonic mind to get this feeling of what's right.  Clearly
the opponents are not Pythonic enough.  So there! :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page:

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