Don't you just love writing this sort of thing :)

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sat Dec 6 05:29:45 CET 2008

On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:19:22 -0800, Istvan Albert wrote:

> On Dec 3, 8:07 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
> central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> <snip code>
> Originally, like many others here I said YIKES! but on a second read, it
> is not that bad. It actually grows on you.

Just like a disfiguring skin disease.

> After looking at it one more time I found it neat, very concise without
> being unreadable.

It would have been far more concise without the for statement (not the 
entire loop) being spread over EIGHT lines... one of which was a lonely 
colon, all by itself.


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