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[Python-Dev] PEP 572: Write vs Read, Understand and Control Flow


agree for =>

but how many people use pascal eiffel etc? (go has a chance)

that's a reminder of an old, fading epoch, bland IDEs, hard-to-crunch fonts

BDL Guido once remarked in a pycon talk that today agencies would've
charged you a high price to tell you what the word python might tickle in
the subconscious of the common user, we should maybe write on what ":="
tickles in the mind of most programmers

Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
https://github.com/Abdur-rahmaanJ
Mauritius

The fact that := will be familiar to many people (especially if they
> know Go, Pascal or Eiffel etc) is a point in its favour.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assignment_%28computer_science%29#Notation
>
> The => arrow puts the arguments around the "wrong" way compared to
> regular assignment:
>
>     name = expression
>     expression => name
>
> Although personally I like that order, many people did not and I think
> Guido ruled it out very early in the discussion.
>
> Also it may be too easily confused with <= or >= or the -> syntax from
> annotations.
>
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