[Python-3000] PEP-3125 -- remove backslash continuation

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed May 2 21:46:05 CEST 2007


> I am worried that (as no indent is required on the next line) it will
> accidentally introduce legal interpretations for certain common (?)
> typos, e.g.
>   x = y+    # Used to be y+1, the 1 got dropped
>   f(x)

The Icon language also uses this rule, and I never experienced
problems with it there.

OTOH, the "open bracket" rule is certainly sufficient by itself, and
is invaluable for writing "big" list, tuple, and dict literals (things
I doubt come up in Andrew's EFL inspiration).

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