Proposal: Magic Constants
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Wed Aug 27 22:19:27 CEST 2003
"Raymond Hettinger" <vze4rx4y at verizon.net> wrote in message
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> > > > But these are existing literal syntax. I was thinking
> > > > more of random code where someone could currently
> > > > juxtapose a literal and an identifier, say, without an
> > > > intervening white space character.
> > >
> > > >>> 10and 1
> > > 1
> > > >>> 5or 7
> > > 5
> > >
> > > Very much a wart of the tokenizer, though.
> > Ah, right. I forgot about alphabetic operators.
> > Why do you call it a wart, though? I would have
> > thought that not requiring white space in that context
> > was a feature.
> Because the human eye/mind parses 10and as single a token.
Well, to be truthful about it, I'd just as soon require white
space between all tokens except for the delimiter types.
However, that's not going to happen because of the backwards
> Raymond Hettinger
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