Python grammar..

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Wed Jun 13 04:03:08 EDT 2001

"Delaney, Timothy" <tdelaney at> wrote in message
news:mailman.992393599.3573.python-list at
> way to do it - a subroutine may or may not return a value, at its
> discretion, and I should be able to ignore any returned value.

Yes, but if I were designing a language today, I think I would
request you to be EXPLICIT about "ignoring the return value" --
explicit is better than implicit.  It IS an occasional cause of
errors in Python (particularly with newbies) that an expression
statement's value is silently and implicitly ignored...


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