[Python-Dev] String concatenation
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Aug 23 14:43:27 CEST 2008
>Isaac Morland wrote:
> This would avoid accidentally leaving out commas in list construction,
> but tuple construction would still have the same problem.
Tuple construction already has a "no comma, no tuple" problem. That
problem remains, but as soon as you add a comma, you'll get the same
protection as you get for lists.
> And it's still a change in the language which would probably affect
> lots of existing code.
Having read and written tons of existing code, I'm not so sure about
that. A tool that wraps backslash-escaped blocks in parentheses would
take care of most cases. What's left after that is probably ambiguous
to a human reader anyway.
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