Request for feedback on my first Python program

Sean Legassick sean at datamage.net
Sun Jun 1 18:37:55 CEST 2003


In message <bbd83g$aiu$1 at panix1.panix.com>, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> 
writes
>It is *NOT* redundant; it is making clear that True/False are the only
>possible return values.  With your rewrite, reading and understanding
>the code is necessary to clarify the intent.

Eeek. I know python is supposed to be readable, but you seem to be 
suggesting that it's useful to convey information to someone who can't 
read a simple boolean expression.

If you really need that level of self-documentation, I would put it in a 
comment / docstring, not in redundant code.

Sean

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