Extending Python Syntax with @

David MacQuigg dmq at gain.com
Thu Mar 11 18:41:04 CET 2004


On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 11:17:08 -0500, "John Roth"
<newsgroups at jhrothjr.com> wrote:

>"David MacQuigg" <dmq at gain.com> wrote in message
>news:mu2150t5ppk9f0n89uhkijtce2htsga2dg at 4ax.com...

>> Wow!!  And I thought it was just me.  Could you point me to a PEP or
>> other discussion?  I would sure like to know the history of this.
>> Could it be that in adding "lambda calculus" to Python, Guido was
>> snowed by the language theorists? <half wink>
>
>There's a presentation on the Python site - go to Doc, then to
>Guido's Essay's, then to Presentations. It's called Python Regrets.
>Google has an HTML version if you use "Python Regrets Guido"
>as the keywords.

http://python.org/doc/essays/ppt/regrets/6
Interesting that Guido says lambda is confusing. 

Interesting also that he is proposing two functions in place of
print(x,y,z):
   write(x,y,z)
   writeln(x,y,z)
This sounds very similar to Paul Prescod's proposal a few days ago on
this newsgroup, except that Paul is proposing to do it all with one
show() function.  I like the one function.

Other surprises:  Deprecating reload()

Thanks for the link.

-- Dave




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