Why tuples use parentheses ()'s instead of something else like <>'s?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Wed Dec 29 16:33:23 CET 2004

On 2004-12-29, seberino at spawar.navy.mil <seberino at spawar.navy.mil> wrote:

> Tuples are defined with regards to parentheses ()'s as everyone knows.

Except they're not.  

>>> x = 1,2,3,4
>>> type(x)
<type 'tuple'>

Tuples are defined by the infix comma "operator".

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