[Python-3000] Ellipsis Literal
jimjjewett at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 16:54:36 CET 2008
On 1/23/08, Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> > I ask because the spelling has an unfortunate
> > overlap with the sys.ps2 prompt:
> >>>> def f(x):
> > ... return x+1
> > I don't know if this is a problem. Just thought I would bring it up.
> I've never encountered a problem with this ambiguity. At least, not in software.
> I don't know if affects newbie-comprehension of code snippets.
It did cause me some grief at one time, because I would try to
cut-and-paste examples (including docstrings). Obviously, a block cut
(or copy) would have been better, at least in IDLE. There might also
be room to improve the error messages, but I'm not entirely sure how.
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