Reduce need of backslash
nid_oizo at yahoo.com_remove_the_
Fri Sep 26 22:27:23 CEST 2003
Pettersen, Bjorn S wrote:
> Seriously though, long lines are a sure sign that you're doing too much
> per line. The obvious solution is to pull out subexpressions and assign
> them to meaningful temporary variable names until you're within 25x80.
> When someone wants to fix a bug in your code a year from now it will
> also be easier for them to figure out what you were trying to do
> (potentially saving you time :-)
It's probably not intentional, but I find that comment vexing. For
example, I have Mark Lutz "Programming Python" in my hands and there's
long lines everywhere and I consider this code properly commented and
maintainable. Even if I'm relatively new to python, I'm an experienced
programmer and I think I can measure and not abuse of long instructions.
Sorry to overreact ;)
>> parser.StartElementHandler = (lambda name, attrs:
>> GenericParser.handleElementStart(self, name, attrs))
> A lambda that doesn't fit on one line is way to obscure... It needs a
> comment to justify it's existence, so might as well do it right <wink>:
Come on, that is not obscure at all. I agree your solution is more
scalable but in that case it is intended to be not needed since the
lambda is only used to make a method callback.
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