Can't do a multiline assignment!

Andrew Lee fiacre.patrick at
Thu Apr 17 17:53:55 CEST 2008

s0suk3 at wrote:
>> Yuck!  No way!!  If you *want* to make your code that hard to read, I'm
>> sure you can find lots of ways to do so, even in Python, but don't
>> expect Python to change to help you toward such a dubious goal.
> Well, my actual code doesn't look like that. Trust me, I like clean
> code.
>> Seriously, examine your motivations for wanting such a syntax.   Does it
>> make the code more readable?  (Absolutely not.)  Does it make it more
>> maintainable.  (Certainly not -- consider it you needed to change
>> CONSTANT2 to a different value some time in the future.)

Use a dictionary?

> Yes, it makes it more readable. And yes, it does make it (a lot) more
> maintainable. Mainly because I don't have those four variables, I have
> about thirty. And I think I won't need to one or two of them, but
> maybe all of them at once.

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