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[Python-Dev] Every Release Can Be a Mini "Python 4000", Within Reason (was (name := expression) doesn't fit the narrative of PEP 20)


On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 10:45 AM, Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com> wrote:

> On 29 April 2018 at 01:34, Jeff Allen <ja.py at farowl.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 27/04/2018 08:38, Greg Ewing wrote:
>
> > I speculate this all goes back to some pre-iteration version of FORmula
> > TRANslation, where to its inventors '=' was definition and these really
> were
> > "statements" in the normal sense of stating a truth.
>
> https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/equals-as-assignment/
>

That blog post was brought up before in this discussion (probably on
python-ideas). I have my doubts about whether it accurately represents the
historic truth though.

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