Life's better without braces

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl at pobox.com
Sat Feb 26 10:28:17 CET 2000


<quote name="Moshe Zadka" date="951515287">
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, Gerrit Holl wrote:
> 
> > def callable(f):
> >     try:
> >         f()
> >         return 1
> >     except TypeError:
> >         return 0
> > 
> > Hmm, this is wrong.
> 
> To emphasize Gerrit's point:
> 
> def f():
> 	raise TypeError()

Much simpler, you just don't want to call a certain function to
know if it's callable!

> > > ord should also be possible.
> > 
> > Possible with some dictionairy.
> 
> Hey, we can always right a Python program to write a Pythonic huge
> if statement:
> 
> >>> def his():
> ...     print "def ord(c):"
> ...     print "\tif type(c) is not type('') or len(c)!=1:"
> ...     print "\t\traise TypeError('too lazy')"
> ...     for i in range(256):
> ...             print "\tif c=='\\x%x': return %d" % (i, i)
> ...     print "\traise TypeError('this is impossible')"
> 
> (I was merciful enough to include the output)

Where?

regards,
Gerrit.

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