Attack a sacred Python Cow

Torsten Bronger bronger at
Sat Jul 26 09:45:21 CEST 2008


Terry Reedy writes:

> [...]
> Or the proposal would have to be that 'self' is mandatory for all
> programmers in all languages.  I think *that* would be
> pernicious. People are now free to write the more compact 's.sum =
> s.a + s.b + s.c' if they want instead of the 'self' version.  And
> again, not everyone writes in English.

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


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