Why aren't colons optional?

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Sun Jan 20 15:27:53 CET 2002


In article <3C4AAA46.BC5D570E at tds.net>, Edward K. Ream <edream at tds.net> wrote:
>
>Thanks to all who replied.  To summarize the responses:  This is not a
>parser issue; apparently Guido believes colons increase readability. 
>Also, making trailing colons optional would impact many tools.

FYI, I've added FAQ entry 6.32 to address this issue.
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