PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Jul 1 21:21:21 EDT 2018

On Sun, 01 Jul 2018 22:48:00 +0400, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:

> not python, the spirit of python,
> i guess i must have been around when it was first discussed, now it's
> too late to discuss why it was introduced in the first place ...

Guido has been talking about this for a LONG time:

And for a perspective on why this is not only something desirable, but 
something which historically dynamic languages *used to have* but lost, 

Steven D'Aprano
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson

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