Proof that \ is a better line joiner than parenthetical sets

Joshua Kugler jkugler at
Thu Jun 5 19:24:31 CEST 2008

John Salerno wrote:
> According to the Zen of Python, "explicit is better than implicit", and
> the section in the Reference Manual describing the \ line joiner is called
> "Explicit line joining" and the section describing parentheticals is
> called "Implicit line joining."
> So there! ;)

However, according to the Zen of Python, the line before 

"Explicit is better than implicit."


"Beautiful is better than ugly."

And I think putting parenthesis around a multi-line statement is much

So there! :)


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