[ANNOUNCE]: Draft Proposal for New Python Syntax

Thomas Kofler (kofler@ubilab.ubs.ch)
Tue, 24 May 1994 18:46:53 GMT

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a lot of discussion about problems related with indentation
and new line in the current python syntax

<Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl> wrote:
: > I suggest that we look at the proposal in a few days and see what it
: > looks like. If it turns out to be ugly lets reject it.
: What proposal? Who's going to write it? Did I miss something?
: I, for one, would love to see a concrete proposal, spelled out in
: enough detail so that someone could implement it (even if it would
: require massive changes to Python), and with ample justification (i.e.
: explain every feature).
: THEN we can talk.
: --Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <Guido.van.Rossum@cwi.nl>
: URL: <http://www.cwi.nl/cwi/people/Guido.van.Rossum.html>

I took the pain to work out a draft proposal that hopefully meets Guido's
requirements. The draft proposal is posted in a separate thread.
It is also available per AFTP:

Please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any comments,
critique or anything interesting in that context.

To get a feeling for the new grammar, I also wrote a grammar for
yacc and lex. The files are available per AFTP:

-- Thomas

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