carl at carlsensei.com
Wed Jan 14 08:12:34 CET 2009
From the department of doomed ideas:
data = f.read() with open("file.txt") as f
Has the idea of a with-expression already been preemptively shot down?
I guess the objection is that the above could easily be rewritten as
data = read_and_close("file.txt")
if one defines the appropriate function. The counter-objection is that
why do I need to write a micro-function when the with-statement
already does what I want, except it takes up two lines when it would
still be clear as one line. But then the counter-counter-objection is
that you can write
with open("file.txt") as f: data = f.read()
today. To which the counter-counter-counter-objection is, yeah, but
that looks cluttered and ugly in a way that the first example
doesn't... Except the first example is sort of cluttered.
I dunno, what do other people think about this? Doomed or super-doomed?
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