[Python-Dev] PEP 8 updated on whether to break before or after a binary update

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Sat Apr 16 00:09:23 EDT 2016

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016, at 23:46, Peter Ludemann via Python-Dev wrote:
> If Python ever adopts the BCPL rule for implicit line continuation if
> the last thing on a line is an operator (or if there's an open
> parentheses), then the break-after-an-operator rule would be more
> persuasive. ;)
> [IIRC, the BCPL rule was that there was an implicit continuation if
> the grammar would not allow inserting a semicolon at the end of the
> line, which covered both the open-parens and last-item-is-operator
> cases, and probably a few others.] But I should shut up and leave shut
> discussions to python-ideas.

Sounds like Visual Basic. Meanwhile, Javascript's rule is that there's
an implicit semicolon if and only if the grammar would not allow the
two lines to be considered as a single statement. Insanity comes in
all flavors.

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