A desperate lunge for on-topic-ness
rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 18:26:10 CEST 2012
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 3:16 AM, Evan Driscoll <driscoll at cs.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Python isn't as bad as C++ though (my main other language), where
> 80 characters can go by *very* quickly.
> 2. Backslash continuations are *terrible*. I hate them with a firery
> passion. :-) A line could be 1000 characters long and it would be
> better than a 120-character line backslash-continued.
I have one mid-sized C++ project at work that's pretty much
exclusively under my control. There is precisely ONE place where
backslash continuations crop up, and that's long strings that want to
be formatted on multiple lines (eg huge SQL statements) - in Python,
they'd be trip-quoted. We don't have *any* backslash continuations in
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