Curious assignment behaviour

Markus Schaber markus at
Thu Oct 11 17:31:24 CEST 2001


John W. Baxter <jwbaxter at> schrub:

> I never used a keyboard on which : and = used the same state of the
> shift key.  (I used a few which were the reverse of what we--on US
> keyboards--now expect, with : unshifted and = shifted.)

Just use German keyboard Layout. : is shift-. and = is shift-0

But there's a drawback: Trying to type :-) means Shift-:, then (without 
shift) a -, and after that shift-9... :-)

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(Tim Hammerquist in comp.lang.python)

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