[Python-Dev] cpython: Remove some extraneous parentheses and swap the comparison order to

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Jun 8 04:43:32 CEST 2011

On 6/7/2011 5:35 PM, David Malcolm wrote:

> I know that this style is unpopular, but if it helps, try mentally
> pronouncing  "=="  in C as  "is the value of".
> In this example, when I read that line, my mind is thinking:
>     "if 'u' is the value of typecode"
> After ~12 years of doing this, it comes naturally.  I appreciate that
> this may come across as weird though :)

Whereas I read it as 'has the value' (or just 'is' ;=).

Not being tempted to reverse in Python is one advantage of not having 
assignment expressions.

Terry Jan Reedy

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