PEP 308: Pep Update

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Tue Mar 11 14:03:04 CET 2003

>>>>> "Greg Ewing (using" <me at> (GE) wrote:

GE> Bernhard Herzog wrote:
>> "Greg Ewing (using" <me at> writes:
>>> A minor correction: "else" is not currently a reserved
>> AFAIK, it has always been a reserved word. How could it not be?

GE> Sorry, brain failure. I must have been thinking of
GE> "then", which has the unusual property of being a
GE> reserved word in most other languages in which
GE> "if" is also a reserved word, but not in Python.

Not in C, C++, Java, Perl (I think).
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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