"as" keyword woes
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 6 21:12:02 CET 2008
In my opinion, this thread is a crock of balony.
Python *occasionally* adds keywords after giving a warning or requiring
a future import in previous versions.
In 2.2, one had to 'from __future__ import generators' to make a
generator because doing so required the new 'yield' keyword.
In 2.3, yield became a keyword without the import.
In 2.5, one had to 'from __future__ import with_statement' to make a
'with' statement. In 2.6, with because a keyword without the import.
And no one seems to have noticed. No '"with" keyword woes.
In 2.6, 'as' also because a full-time keyword after several releases of
being an anomalous part-time contextual keyword.
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