[Python-ideas] Python-ideas Digest, Vol 131, Issue 106

Koos Zevenhoven k7hoven at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 06:17:02 EDT 2017

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/31/2017 09:54 AM, Koos Zevenhoven wrote:
>> ​I wonder if that's more easily understood if you write it along these
>> line(s):
>>    (the_bob,) = ​(name for name in ('bob','fred') if name=='bob')
> There are (unfortunately) several ways to do it. I prefer one that avoids
> a trailing comma:
> [the_bob] = ​(name for name in ('bob','fred') if name=='bob')
​Maybe it's just me, but somehow that list-like syntax as an assignment
target feels wrong in somewhat the same way that (1, 2).append(3) does.​

PS. In your previous email, something (your email client?) removed the
vertical line from the quoted Chris's email, so it looks like just an
indented block. I wonder if a setting could fix that.​

+ Koos Zevenhoven + http://twitter.com/k7hoven +
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