[Python-ideas] Implicit String Concatenation
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 22:15:54 CEST 2007
On 4/11/07, Eoghan Murray <eoghan at qatano.com> wrote:
> When I was first exposed to Python, I was delighted that I could do the
> >>> "Hello" ' world'
> 'Hello world'
> This turned to confusion when I tried;
> >>> domain = " world"
> >>> "hello" domain
> Syntax Error ... Invalid Syntax
I would support a proposal to remove the implicit concatenation entirely.
I suspect it would be shot down for backwards compatibility (even in
Py3K), but from a readability standpoint ...
I have never seen a string concatentation that would look worse
because of a "+".
I *have* seen some bugs where a comma was forgotten, and two arguments
got invisibly jammed together. That's a pain to debug in C; in python
with default values, the interpreter may not even gripe sensibly.
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