[Python-ideas] Making colons optional?
rrr at ronadam.com
Tue Feb 10 17:54:52 CET 2009
Lie Ryan wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:07:39 -0500, Scott Dial wrote:
> personally, I like this:
> if some() and some_other() or \
> some_more(complex=(True,)) and \
> a_final_call(egg=(1,2,3)) \
My preference is to lead with keywords or symbols when it's convenient:
and a_final_call(egg=(1, 2, 3))):
For long math expressions spanning multiple lines I usually split before
addition or subtraction signs.
if (some_long_value * another_long_value
+ some_long_value * a_special_quanity
With syntax highlighting these becomes even more readable. The eye and
mind just follow along the vertical line of highlighted keywords or
operations until it reaches the end.
As far as optional things go, I'd like the '\' to be optional for multiple
lines that end with a ':'. Adding parentheses around the expression works,
but it seems like a compromise to me.
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