A counter-proposal to __future__ in PEP 236

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 3 23:20:57 CET 2001

"Lloyd Sommerer" <lsommerer at sewardweb.com> wrote in message
news:3A9FBE5C.95615241 at sewardweb.com...
> Speaking as someone who is very new to python (3 weeks) and has only
> written two programs, using a colon in this manner would have been
> confusing.  Right now, my understanding is that the colon exists (apart
> from slicing) only to allow statements to follow immediately after a
> looping or control structure (on the same line).

Actually, colons are used, for readability, in various situations where
it's quite rare for the suite to follow on the same line -- who ever
does that with 'class Name:', for example?


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