Newbie question. Are those different objects ?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
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 msn.com 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
> http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/abc/qr.html#COMMANDS
>
> Examples
> http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/abc/types.html
>
> And what does that have to do with python?
> http://www.onlamp.com/lpt/a/2431
>

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Mark Lawrence




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