How to fix those errors?

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Mon Nov 17 03:55:37 CET 2014


In article <54694389$0$13001$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
 Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> Chris Angelico wrote:
> 
> > You should be able to use two semicolons, that's equivalent to one colon
> > right?
> > 
> > ChrisA
> > (No, it isn't, so don't take this advice. Thanks.)
> 
> 
> Oooh! Python-ideas territory! 
> 
> I think the parser should allow two consecutive semi-colons, or four commas,
> as an alias for a colon. Then we could write code like:
> 
> 
> def spam(arg);;
>     for x in seq,,,,
>         pass

Wouldn't it make more sense to use four periods?

def spam(arg)....
    for x in seq....
        pass

First, 2 colons is 4 dots, so it's conservation of punctuation.  Second, 
it reads pretty well.



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