Return value of an assignment statement?
Sat Feb 23 01:49:20 CET 2008
Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> writes:
> Personally, I think the confusion of augmented assignments is not worth
> the benefit of saving typing a couple of characters. I think Guido's
> first decision, to leave += etc out of the language, was the right
It quite helpful to be able to say
foo['bar'+lookup(baz)][blob(a)+frob(b)] += 1
without having to split it into separate statements to avoid repeating
the function calls and their possible side effects.
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