Magnus L. Hetland
mlh at idt.ntnu.no
Thu Aug 26 20:34:01 CEST 1999
Skip Montanaro <skip at mojam.com> writes:
> Jeff> I think this proposal would break too much existing code, even for
> Jeff> a Python 2 change.
> How about a compromise? Perhaps Aaron Watters' PyLint can be modified to
> bitch about functions without a return as the last statement?
Well... That would be a bit to strict, wouldn't it? As long as you
don't use the return value, there's no point in returning anything...
So what it probably *should* do, is argue when you assign the return
value of a function without a return as a last statement to a
variable... But that isn't possible, of course, since functions can be
And - it might not even be true that it should be the last statement.
The return value might only be used in situations where the functions
returns a value earlier in its body...
So - this seems difficult to me. Only solution is a runtime error -
which would, of course, break a lot of code.
Magnus Making no sound / Yet smouldering with passion
Lie The firefly is still sadder / Than the moaning insect
Hetland : Minamoto Shigeyuki
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