Python integer incrementing with ++ [duplicate]
Simply put, the
-- operators don't exist in Python because they wouldn't be operators, they would have to be statements. All namespace modification in Python is a statement, for simplicity and consistency. That's one of the design decisions. And because integers are immutable, the only way to 'change' a variable is by reassigning it.
Fortunately we have wonderful tools for the use-cases of
-- in other languages, like