PEP572 -- Assignment Expressions

The Walrus Operator & Application to Newton's Method

PEP572 -- Assignment Expressions

This past week saw the debut of PEP572 in the release of Python 3.8.0. A PEP is a Python Enhancement Proposal, a document that describes a feature and requests its incorporation into the Python language. Now PEP572 in particular was about as controversial as they come, so much so that it caused Guido von Rossum, the original author of Python, to step down from his role as Benevolent Dictator for Life and form a committee to replace him. Yikes!

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