Doug Landauer landauer at
Tue Jun 5 21:39:26 EDT 2001

> It's also a pain in the butt writing someint += 1 [...]
> What is the reason that python doesn't have increment or decrement 
> operators?

IMHO, it is 100 [*] times more important to make your code readable
than it is to make it writeable.  So in order for a feature to
pull its weight, it has to improve writeability by 100 times more
than it impairs readability and maintainability.

IMHO, "++" does not fare well in this tradeoff.

[*] I-didn't-say-what-radix-to-use-ly,
    Doug Landauer        landauer at (not-work)

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