[Python-ideas] allow line break at operators
ron3200 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 17:22:32 CEST 2011
On Sat, 2011-09-03 at 13:38 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Guido van Rossum writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> > > Sure, but IIRC one design principle of Python is that the keyword that
> > > denotes the syntax should be the first thing on the line,
> > That's true for *statements* (except assignments and calls).
> > > Analogously, if operators are going to denote continuation, they
> > > should come first on the line.
> > That doesn't follow.
> Agreed, it's not a logical implication. The analogy is only an
> analogy, but my eyes do work that way.
> My conclusion is that we shouldn't try to encourage either style,
> because people "see" continuation differently. Legislating a style
> isn't going to change that, I think.
I like to start continued lines with an operator as well. I also think
it helps me keep it in my head a bit easier when I do that.
I think this is one of those areas where computers and people differ,
but it may also depend on the persons native language as to what works
better for them.
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