Reduce need of backslash
peter at engcorp.com
Fri Sep 26 16:59:17 CEST 2003
Nicolas Fleury wrote:
> I was wondering if the need for \ could be reduce in the language. For
> example, could a line ending with = or + could be automaticly considered
What should Python do in the following case?
a = 5 +
Okay, you want it to quietly add 5 and the result of someFunc() together and
assign to "a". What if I told you that I actually had intended to add 5
plus "b" and assign to a, then call someFunc() and discard the return value.
You've just turned a nice clean error message from the compiler into a
silent and possibly deadly bug.
"Explicit is better than implicit, and errors should never pass silently"
as has been noted again recently in another thread.
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