On 17-05-18 03:44, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
> <arj.pyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> what does := proposes to do?
>> pep572
> If you read the PEP, you'll find an answer to your question.
> https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0572/
> ChrisA

Just wondering, but in discussing this PEP has one considered
making the ';' into an expression too, with the value being
the value of the last expression?

I just ask because sometimes I have a loop that now often is written
as follows:

    while True:
        a = prepare_a()
        b = prepare_b()
        if not condition(a, b):
        Do other stuff

Now with the := assignment it seems I will be able to write it like this:

    while [a := prepare_a(), b := prepare_b(), condition(a, b)][-1]:
        Do other stuff.

But IMO it would be nicer if it could be written as:

    while a := prepare_a(); b := prepare_b(); condition(a, b):
        Do other stuff

Antoon Pardon


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