Attack a sacred Python Cow

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sat Jul 26 16:11:13 CEST 2008

On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:45:21 +0200
Torsten Bronger <bronger at> wrote:
> Of course, "self" would have to become a reserved word.  You could
> say that this may break some code, but I don't see much freedom

Isn't this a showstopper all by itself?

> removed from the language.  After all, being a German, I still can't
> write "Für i in range(10)".  ;-)

Yes, this is why good languages try to limit the number of reserved
words as much as possible.

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