syntactic sugar

"In computer science, syntactic sugar is syntax within a programming language that is designed to make things easier to read or to express. It makes the language "sweeter" for human use: things can be expressed more clearly, more concisely, or in an alternative style that some may prefer." --

MVPy: Minimum Viable Python

Over 32 posts spanning well over 2 years, this is the final post in my blog series on Python's syntactic sugar. I had set out to find all of the Python

Unravelling `del`

In my post on unravelling the global statement, I mentioned how after my PyCascades 2023 talk some people came up to me about a couple of pieces of Python syntax that I had

Unravelling `global`

While preparing my talk for PyCascades 2023 on this very blog post series of Python's syntactic sugar, I had an inkling that I could unravel the global statement. After talking to

Unravelling `lambda` expressions

When I first wrote my series on Python's syntactic sugar, I left out lambda expressions as I knew I couldn't unravel them without unravelling assignment expressions. Luckily, I solved

Unravelling assignment expressions

As part of my series on Python's syntactic sugar, I initially skipped tackling assignment expressions because I made them more complicated than I needed to in my head. 😅 But there is

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