[Python-ideas] allow line break at operators

Matt Joiner anacrolix at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 07:33:01 CEST 2011

I guess the issue here is that you can't tell if an expression is
complete without checking the indent of the following line. This is
likely not desirable.

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Yingjie Lan <lanyjie at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> =======================================================
> From: Matt Joiner <anacrolix at gmail.com>
> The "trailing \" workaround is nonobvious. Wrapping in () is noisy and
> already heavily used by other syntactical structures.
> =======================================================
> How about only require indentation
> to freely break lines? Here is an example:
> x = firstpart * secondpart #line breaks here
> + anotherpart #continue by indentation
> + stillanother #continue on.
> #until here, another line starts by dedentation
> y = some_expression - another_one
> All this would be completely compatible with former code, while
> having almost free line breaking! Plus, indentation makes it pretty.
> Really hope Python can have freedom in breaking lines.
> Yingjie

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