Augmented Assignement (was: Re: PEP scepticism)
philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jun 29 14:22:19 EDT 2001
On Fri, 29 Jun 2001 16:13:29 GMT, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>Bernhard Herzog <bh at intevation.de> writes:
>> Augmented assignment doesn't actually offer anything that couldn't have
>> been done with explicit method calls, at least as far as in-place
>> modification is concerned, because under the covers it actually is a
>> method call. Explicit is better than implicit.
>Sorry, I don't understand why people can seriously argue *against*
>augmented assignment. It just baffles me. What kind of Spartan
>upbringing did you have? Scheme? Really, I just don't get it. This
>was by far the most asked-for feature ever! And that quote "explicit
>is better than implicit" quote is pretty tired by now. It can be used
>against a whole lot of Python features.
Indeed, the reductio ad absurdum of it is that all coding should
be done in assembler, or at least, nothing more high-level than C.
## Philip Hunt ## philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk ##
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