python3: 'where' keyword

Bengt Richter bokr at
Sun Jan 9 22:12:08 CET 2005

On 09 Jan 2005 03:10:15 -0800, Paul Rubin <> wrote:

>Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at> writes:
>> Trying to push it a level further (down to expressions) would, IMO, be
>> a lot of effort for something which would hurt readability a lot.
>I think we should just try to do things in a simple and general way
>and not try to enforce readability.  For example, the
>slightly-overcomplex code that I proposed might have been generated by
>a macro, or even by a compiler from some other language.  No human
>would ever have to look at it, so it doesn't matter whether it's
>easily readable.  There's no reason to add needless constraints on the
>language just to make writing ugly code difficult.  The main goal
>should be to make writing clear code easy, not to worry about whether
>someone might also write ugly code.
+1 ;-)

Bengt Richter

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