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. I worry that people will stop remembering which expressions requirement parens in which context. Perhaps the solution is to require parens around all expressions, a simple consistent rule. If so, then adding parens around all statements is a fairly natural extension, which solves a number of problems like how to make a richer lambda.