[Python-Dev] PEP 30XZ: Simplified Parsing
barry at python.org
Wed May 2 21:41:38 CEST 2007
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On May 2, 2007, at 3:23 PM, Alexey Borzenkov wrote:
> On 4/30/07, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> 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__
> This way usage immediately stands out much better, without any
> unnecessary new lines.
Me too, all the time.
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