A small inconsistency in syntax?
cliechti at gmx.net
Fri Oct 26 23:29:10 CEST 2001
wtanksle at dolphin.openprojects.net (William Tanksley) wrote in
news:slrn9tjkh7.kq0.wtanksle at dolphin.openprojects.net:
> On 26 Oct 2001 23:05:23 +0200, Chris Liechti wrote:
>>should raise an "SyntaxError: can't assign to literal", but does not.
> Why? There are many types of literals; some of them are mutable and
> some are immutable. You can't assign to an immutable literal (try your
> example with a tuple), but there's no reason to stop you from assigning
> to (or modifying) a mutable literal.
> This statement, in this case, has the effect of converting the [1,2]
> list to [1,23], and then discarding it.
ok writing it explicit makes it logic...
i thought that when you write [3,2] = 23 that the LHS is evaluated to 2
and 2=23 does obviously raise an exception. when you look at the explicit
example, i see how it works, but i would think that, when i look at the
compact example, the complete left hand side would be evaluated before
assignment (like it is on the right side).
Chris <cliechti at gmx.net>
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