variable hell

Steve Holden steve at
Tue Aug 30 19:35:44 CEST 2005

Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>>Yes. A large part of learning a language is discovering the many idioms
>>that have already been established for doing certain things. These are a
>>kind of shorthand, established by long convention, that allow one to
>>avoid the "learning-by-use" curve.
> it's not obvious that the OP has found the pydiomatic way to solve
> his problem, though, given that most of this thread have been spent
> on playing with exec, and that Robert Kern's question from the be-
> ginning of this thread has still not been answered:
>     "Again, why unpack them into separate variables when they are *already*
>     in the form that you want to use them?"
Fair enough. I was trying to advocate the use of the suggested idioms, 
but some people seem to insist on going their own way even when it leads 
to a collision wiht a bricj wall.

You can lead an idiot to idioms, but you can't make him think ;-)

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