On 4/30/07, Jim Jewett firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Python initially inherited its parsing from C. While this has been generally useful, there are some remnants which have been less useful for python, and should be eliminated. + Implicit String concatenation + Line continuation with "\"
I don't know if I can vote, but if I could I'd be -1 on this. Can't say I'm using continuation often, but there's one case when I'm using it and I'd like to continue using it:
#!/usr/bin/env python """\ Usage: some-tool.py [arguments...]
Does this and that based on its arguments"""
if condition: print __doc__ sys.exit(1)
This way usage immediately stands out much better, without any unnecessary new lines.
Best regards, Alexey.