Favorite non-python language trick?
steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Fri Jun 24 14:58:56 CEST 2005
On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 00:55:38 -0600, Joseph Garvin wrote:
> I'm curious -- what is everyone's favorite trick from a non-python
> language? And -- why isn't it in Python?
Long ago, I used to dabble in Forth. You could say, the entire Forth
language was a trick :-) It was interesting to be able to define your own
compiler commands, loop constructs and so forth.
One of the things I liked in Pascal was the "with" keyword. You could
write something like this:
with colour do begin
red := 0; blue := 255; green := 0;
colour.red := 0; colour.blue := 255; colour.green := 0;
Okay, so maybe it is more of a feature than a trick, but I miss it and it
would be nice to have in Python.
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