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[Python-Dev] Examples for PEP 572


On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 15:24:09 -0700
Chris Barker via Python-Dev <python-dev at python.org> wrote:
> 
> fair enough, but I think we all agree that *many*, if not most, Python
> users are "not professional programmers". While on the other hand everyone
> involved in discussion on python-dev and python-ideas is a serious (If not
> "professional") programmer.
> 
> So we do have a bit of a disconnect between much of the user base and folks
> making decisions about how the language evolves -- which is probably
> inevitable,
> 
> Over the years I've been using it (most of its life), Python has evolved to
> become much less of a "scripting" language, and much more of a "systems"
> language, and this addition is a (pretty significant) step more in that
> direction.

This change doesn't even make Python a better fit as a systems
programming language.  Rust's distinguishing feature, after all, isn't
that it has an assignment operator.

Regards

Antoine.