PEP 308: Yet another syntax proposal.

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Thu Feb 20 01:34:08 CET 2003


Erik Max Francis wrote:

> When people are referring to "special forms" with regards to Python,
> surely they're talking about things that look like normal function calls
> but don't always evaluate their arguments


Yes, the notion of a "special form" is necessary in Lisp
because *everything* in Lisp looks like a function call.

This is not so in Python, so the term isn't as useful.
Not yet, at least -- and let's hope it stays that way!

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
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