Please statement (Re: Is this a true statement?)
greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Jun 25 23:56:13 EDT 2001
"Steven D. Majewski" wrote:
> ( And I DO wish more languages had adopted Intercal's "Please"
> statement -- it would make programs so much nicer to read! )
I can even think of a use for it in Python. Some
people feel that it would be useful to have some
sort of "directive" or "pragma" statement for
specifying compile-time options.
Calling it "please" would be a nice way of
conveying that the implementation is free to
honour it or not, as is convenient.
declare_generators_using_keyword("generator") # :-)
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, University of Canterbury,
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