Re: [RFC] Draft Proposal for New Python Syntax

Marc Wachowitz (
25 May 1994 10:48:55 GMT

I wrote:
> If the syntax of lambda is changed such that parameter names have to be
> enclosed in parantheses, we can safely use braces both for dictionaries
> and for blocks. I think this is preferable to '{|', '<|' and other ugly
> tokens. Changing that automatically in old code shouldn't be a problem,
> and it would make 'lambda' look somewhat more like 'def', too.

Oops, those two things aren't really related, except that they both hit
me when I've played with the grammar.

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