Syntax

Generated Wed 15 Jul 2020 00:08:59 UTC

Operators

MicroPython allows using := to assign to the variable of a comprehension, CPython raises a SyntaxError.

Cause: MicroPython is optimised for code size and doesn’t check this case.

Workaround: Do not rely on this behaviour if writing CPython compatible code.

Sample code:

print([i := -1 for i in range(4)])

CPy output:

uPy output:

  File "<stdin>", line 7
    print([i := -1 for i in range(4)])
             ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
[-1, -1, -1, -1]

Spaces

uPy requires spaces between literal numbers and keywords, CPy doesn’t

Sample code:

try:
    print(eval("1and 0"))
except SyntaxError:
    print("Should have worked")
try:
    print(eval("1or 0"))
except SyntaxError:
    print("Should have worked")
try:
    print(eval("1if 1else 0"))
except SyntaxError:
    print("Should have worked")

CPy output:

uPy output:

0
1
1
Should have worked
Should have worked
Should have worked

Unicode

Unicode name escapes are not implemented

Sample code:

print("\N{LATIN SMALL LETTER A}")

CPy output:

uPy output:

a
NotImplementedError: unicode name escapes