Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

Mario R. Osorio nimbiotics at
Fri Jul 13 12:14:27 EDT 2018

On Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:16:44 AM UTC-4, Bart wrote:
> On 13/07/2018 13:33, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > On Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:37:41 +0100, Bart wrote:
> > 
> >> (** Something so radical I've been using them elsewhere since forever.)
> > 
> > And you just can't resist making it about you and your language.
> And you can't resist having a personal dig.
> You and others have given me some flak for bringing up certain simple 
> features which I believe to be missing from Python, and there are 
> endless discussions about why Python doesn't need them, with the fact 
> that Python is so successful being the ultimate proof.
> And now lo and behold one of those basic features is green-lighted to be 
> added to the language (although apparently with stiff opposition).
> BTW many language features I use including that one where inspired by 
> Algol-68, while the use of ":=" for all assignments was pioneered even 
> earlier; hardly my inventions.
> And actually, even C has assignment-expressions so anyone who's coded in 
> C for decades could have said the same thing.
> > "Hey Bart, did you hear? Nuclear war just broke out between Russia and
> > Britain. Dozens of cities are aflame, tens of millions are dead across
> > Europe, and a cloud of radioactive smoke is heading our way!"
> Sorry, I thought this was a technical language newsgroup not about 
> current affairs.

You've made it a current affair issue...

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