PEP 318 - Function Modifier Syntax

Courageous jkraska at
Tue Jun 10 17:51:30 CEST 2003

>Apart from the fact that the python user community is not by any approximation
>a subset of the LaTeX community, I find the argument that 'as' is confusing
>because it is already used in import statements or SQL pretty dubious -- 

As well, I. While it would be better on general principle to find a better word,
if no such word is forthcoming this particular use of 'as' isn't at all confusing
to me. As you point out, 'as' is a high utility English word already. Users ought
to be familiar with its inherit dynamicity. :)


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