I decided to submit to the the Ideas category of Discuss-Python a proposal which I have summarized as follows:
Summary: I propose that a new compile time directive be available to restrict the Python syntax to a strict subset. This would facilitate the teaching of Python to beginners as well as the work of people that write tools intended to help beginners learning Python.
Here is a link to that post.
This is something I have been thinking about for more than a year but always hesitated to submit. It is now done … feel free to comment over there.
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