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[Python-Dev] PEP 572: Do we really need a ":" in ":="?


Sorry for messing up the quoting. I blame GMail. Only the text starting
"Since this thread is dead" was mine.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 8:20 PM Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 7:12 PM Tim Peters <tim.peters at gmail.com> wrote:
> It doesn't even exist yet, but Googling on
>
>     python operator :=
>
> already returns a directly relevant hit on the first page for me:
>
>
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26000198/what-does-colon-equal-in-python-mean
>
> The hits above it are all to overviews of Python operators.  Here on
> Windows, the interface to the Python doc files in IDLE contains an entry
> for each operator, so just typing := in the index search box will
> eventually go directly to its docs.  If you can't do something similar on
> Linux, upgrade to Windows ;-)
>
> Since this thread is dead and everybody is just posting to get the last
> word, I can report that for me, Googling for "Python :=" gives PEP 572 as
> the first non-ad hit. Also among the top hits are section 6 (Expressions)
> and section 7 (Simple statements) of the Python 3.7.0 docs. Seems there is
> at least one thing that Google still does right. :-)
>
> (Though Bing also has an ironically relevant hit: apart from the above
> StackOverflow issue, it found a piece of third party documentation titled
> Conditionals and loops. :-)
>
> --
> --Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
>


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--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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