allow line break at operators

Seebs usenet-nospam at seebs.net
Fri Aug 12 18:33:11 CEST 2011


On 2011-08-12, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> wrote:
>> If Python with braces wouldn't be Python at all, why on earth does the
>> language even exist?

> Every language has its philosophy.

Yes.

> Etcetera. These are the philosophical decisions made by GvR and the
> Python community, and these define Python's syntax. If you go against
> these, you could make something that compiles down to Python's byte
> code; in fact, I'd say you could make something that produces a .pyc
> file and then hands it to the regular Python interpreter for
> execution. Is it Python? No, no more than NetREXX is Java just because
> it can make a .class file. It's a different language.

I would argue that any pure syntactic-sugar change which can be done entirely
by a naive preprocessor does not constitute a significant shift in the
language itself.

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