[Python-Dev] Multiline with statement line continuation

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sat Aug 16 09:25:33 CEST 2014

Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> writes:

> If people were going to be prone to mistake
>     with (a, b, c): ...
> as including a tuple

… because the parens are a strong signal “this is an expression to be
evaluated, resulting in a single value to use in the statement”.

> they would have already mistaken:
>     with a, b, c: ...
> the same way. But they haven't.

Right. The presence or absence of parens make a big semantic difference.

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