PEP 308: A PEP Writer's Experience - CON

Dave Brueck dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Sat Feb 8 20:27:14 CET 2003


On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Aahz wrote:

> It introduces more parsing overhead in human readability than any change
> since list comprehensions, and it introduces more semantic/syntactic
> overhead in human readability than generators.  (I'm still deeply unhappy
> about losing the fight to add a keyword to the front of generators.)

How can you possibly substantiate that statement? There's no metric for
"parsing overhead in human readability". I can just as easily say it adds
very little overhead because it doesn't overload the meaning of the
keywords used.

-Dave





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