Newbie question. Are those different objects ?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Dec 20 18:29:51 CET 2013

On 20/12/2013 17:10, rusi wrote:
> On Friday, December 20, 2013 9:30:22 PM UTC+5:30, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 20/12/2013 15:34, rusi wrote:
>>> On Friday, December 20, 2013 8:46:31 PM UTC+5:30, dec... at wrote:
>>>> y = raw_input('Enter a number:')
>>>> print type y
>>>> y = float(raw_input('Enter a number:'))
>>>> print type y
>>>> I'm assuming that y is an object. I'm also assuming that the second and the first y are different objects because they have different types.
>>> You are also assuming that the two horizontal lines sometimes called 'equals'
>>> have something to do with something called by the same name in math -- equations
>> A good point.  Shall I write a PEP asking for a language change which
>> requires that that stupid = sign is replaced by a keyword reading
>> something like
>> thenameonthelefthandsideisassignedtheobjectontherighthandside ?
> Good idea. Only you were beaten to it by about 2 decades.

I can't find a PEP suggesting this, can you give me the number please?

> The language ABC calls it 'put' and corrects the unnecessary gratuitous
> right to left order.

So does it go top to bottom or bottom to top?  Or to really clarify 
things does it have putlr, putrl, puttb and putbt?

> Reference
> Examples
> And what does that have to do with python?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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