One-liner blocks (was Re: accessing a functions var from a subfunction.)
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Apr 17 16:48:27 CEST 2003
In article <Inyna.27603$LB6.635831 at news1.tin.it>,
Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote:
>let me try to channel GvR (even though I'm quite a fan of one-line
>blocks myself, particularly for such idioms as "if <xxx>: break")...:
>Having MTOWTDI ain't Pythonic. The ability to write either:
> if finished: break
>OR quite equivalently
> if finished:
>is therefore a wart. If only one of the two must survive, it's
>clearly the second one (more general). This will also ease the
>task of semi-bright editors (right now, my GVIM tries to help
>me by autoindenting right after each such "one-line block"...).
That's not the main reason, though. The main reason is that Guido
believes that control structures should stand out clearly.
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