Do pythons like sugar?

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Thu Jan 9 15:22:44 CET 2003


"Afanasiy" <abelikov72 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:6u6q1vk7dgjps43t0uuk8eut1ghlgnoc71 at 4ax.com...
> I've written this method for a text formatting class...
> But it's ugly as sin. With all those self's I consider
> it much less readable than it could be...
>
> A few languages provide syntax sugar for dealing with
> this by allowing you to localize the class scope.
>
> Does Python? eg. `with self do:`
>
>   def format( self, width=80 ):
>     self.lines = ['']
>     i = 0
>     for word in self.text.split():
>       if self.textwidth(self.lines[i]) + self.textwidth(word) <= width:
>         if self.textwidth(self.lines[i]) > 0:
>           self.lines[i] += ' '
>         self.lines[i] += word
>       else:
>         i += 1
>         self.lines.append(word)
>
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