One big problem with the current obvious way would be shared by the proposal. This hits me fairly often.

colors1 = "red green blue".split()  # happy

Later

colors2 = "cyan   forest green  burnt umber".split()
# oops, not what I wanted, quote each separately


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 7:03 AM Steven D'Aprano <steve@pearwood.info> wrote:
On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 01:42:11PM +0300, Serhiy Storchaka wrote:
> 23.10.19 13:08, Steven D'Aprano пише:
> >But the advantage of changing the syntax is that it becomes the One
> >Obvious Way, and you know it will be efficient whatever version or
> >implementation of Python you are using.
>
> There is already the One Obvious Way, and you know it will work whatever
> version or implementation of Python you are using.

Your "One Obvious Way" is not obvious to me. Should I write this:

    # This is from actual code I have used.

    ["zero", "one", "two", "three", "four", "five", "six", "seven",
    "eight", "nine", "ten", "eleven", "twelve", "thirteen", "fourteen",
    "fifteen", "sixteen", "seventeen", "eighteen", "nineteen",
    "twenty", "twenty-one", "twenty-two", "twenty-three", "twenty-four"
    "twenty-five", "twenty-six", "twenty-seven", "twenty-eight",
    "twenty-nine", "thirty"]

Or this?

    """zero one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven
    twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen
    twenty twenty-one twenty-two twenty-three twenty-four twenty-five
    twenty-six twenty-seven twenty-eight twenty-nine thirty""".split()


I've been told by people that if I use the first style I'm obviously
ignorant and don't know Python very well, and by other people that the
second one is a hack and that I would fail a code review for using it.

So please do educate me Serhiy, which one is the One Obvious Way that we
should all agree is the right thing to do?



--
Steven
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