[Python-Dev] Multiline with statement line continuation

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 03:10:00 CEST 2014

On 17 August 2014 07:42, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:47 PM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> wrote:
>> You might be able to have it bothways. You could have:
>>    with (open(name) for name in os.listdir("config")) as files:
> But that's not a tuple, it's a generator. Should generators be context
> managers? Is anyone seriously suggesting this? I don't think so. Is
> this solutions looking for problems?

Yes. We have a whole programming language to play with, when "X is
hard to read" becomes a problem, it may be time to reach for a better
tool. If the context manager line is getting unwieldy, it's often a
sign it's time to factor it out to a dedicated helper, or break it up
into multiple with statements :)


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