[Types-sig] Syntax

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Sat, 18 Dec 1999 11:13:26 -0600

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Martijn Faassen]
> > While my agenda is to kill the syntax discussions for the moment,
> > ...
> Martijn, in that case you should stop feeding the syntax meta-discussion and
> just view all the other notations as virtual spellings for masses of obscure
> nested dicts <wink>.

Let me point out that it was the masses of obscure nested dicts that I
was objecting to when I told Greg that the syntax cannot be restricted
to Python (by which I meant Python 1.5). Obviously, by definition any
syntax that we use for Python 2 becomes "Python". In fact, I don't see a
lot of difference between the widely embraced Tim-syntax and the syntax
I posted a few days ago (based on the Tim-syntax). But if putting the
keyword "decl:" in front makes it feel better then I'm all for that!

I'm still thinking that it should go in another file because I want to
be able to experiment with this stuff WITHOUT maintaining a new Python
interpreter binary.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
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