Please statement (Re: Is this a true statement?)

Greg Ewing greg at
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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