[Python-ideas] Make-statement [Re: Different interface for namedtuple?]

Bruce Leban bruce at leapyear.org
Mon Mar 7 09:20:37 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Raymond Hettinger <
raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mar 6, 2011, at 10:06 PM, Bruce Leban wrote:
> . Personally, the xml writer seems like a reasonable use to me.
> I'm surprised that you like the XML writer.  To me it seems much more
> awkward to type the python code than the XML it generates:
> <snip>

> At least in this example, it seems to me that the XML writer created more
> work and more complexity than it saved.

I agree for this example. In real code, it wouldn't all be static. It would
be like:

with x.element('foo'):
  for a in stuff:
    with x.element('bar'):

I like that better than something like this:

x.write(x.element('foo', [x.element('bar', a.render()) for a in stuff]))

--- Bruce
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