Eschew obfuscation (was: Want to reduce steps of an operation with dictionaries)

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Wed Oct 25 08:12:49 CEST 2006

Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> >> How can I do this with one line of instruction?
> > 
> > As a general piece of advice, [...]  Don't try to compress things
> > into fewer lines unless that actually makes it clearer to read.
> I was about to suggest adding something along these lines to "import
> this", but then I realized that it had to be written on one line to
> fit into that module, so I dropped the idea.

How about:

    Lines of code are not a scarce resource; use as many as you need.

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Ben Finney

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