On 3/7/06, Jeremy Hylton firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 3/6/06, Alex Martelli email@example.com wrote:
On Mar 6, 2006, at 9:17 AM, Jim Jewett wrote: ...
I think that adding parentheses would help, by at least signalling that the logic is longer than just the next (single) expression.
level = (0 if "absolute_import" in self.futures else -1)
+1 (just because I can't give it +3.1415926...!!!). *Mandatory* parentheses make this form MUCH more readable.
Recent language features seem to be suffereing from excessive parenthesisitis.
Agreed. Mandatory parentheses purely for readability are ultimately futile - I bet I can write unreadable code even if the parens were required :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))
The parentheses around genexps were (AFAICT) different - without them, the grammar was ambiguous, so some way of disambiguating was needed.
+0 for mentioning parens around conditional expressions in PEP 8. But it's aready covered by the general "code should be readable" in my view.