[SciPy-dev] New Operators in Python
Steven H. Rogers
Fri Mar 23 20:50:51 CDT 2007
Robert Kern wrote:
> Steven H. Rogers wrote:
>> Travis Oliphant wrote:
>>> It is somewhat workable as it stands, but I think it would be nicer if
>>> we could have some "meta" operator that allowed an alternative
>>> definition of major operators. Something like @* for example (just
>>> picking a character that is already used for decorators).
>>> I wonder if we should propose such a thing for Python 3000.
>> It wouldn't hurt. I think 'characters' in Py3K will be Unicode by
>> default, so there should be plenty of symbols available.
> However, the characters available in Python's syntax (outside of strings) will
> still be restricted to ASCII.
Still, Unicode could be used in a Mathematica notebook like front end
and translated to an ASCII representation for Python to compile. Of
course, if you're doing that, there would be no need to add operators to
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