[Python-Dev] str.dedent

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Mon Nov 14 03:06:23 CET 2005

On Nov 13, 2005, at 8:07 PM, Greg Ewing wrote:

> Ian Bicking wrote:
>> I think a better argument for this is that dedenting a literal  
>> string is
>> more of a syntactic operation than a functional one.  You don't think
>> "oh, I bet I'll need to do some dedenting on line 200 of this  
>> module, I
>> better import textwrap".
> And regardless of the need to import, there's a feeling
> that it's something that ought to be done at compile
> time, or even parse time.

ITYM you mean "If only python were lisp". (macros, or even reader  


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