Python strings and coding conventions

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sun Jan 11 21:37:17 CET 2009


On Jan 12, 5:34 am, Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
> On Jan 11, 12:12 pm, Roy Smith <r... at panix.com> wrote:
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> > <5db6181f-d6f6-4bdc-88c8-e12ad228c... at r41g2000prr.googlegroups.com>,
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> > Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
> > > > What are all those line continuation characters ('\') for? ?You are aware
> > > > that they are unnecessary here?
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> > > Actually, I wasn't aware of that. A quick review shows
> > > why. In the old manuals, implicit line continuation
> > > was in a seperate chapter (2.1.6) from implicit (2.1.5)
> > > so if you didn't read past 2.1.5 you would have missed it.
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> > My philosophy about line continuation is to assume lines can be continued
> > after just about any piece of punctuation. If I'm wrong, the computer will
> > tell me, and then I make the computer happy by adding a \. It's easier
> > than looking it up, and way easier than memorizing the details.
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> I proably got mine from Visual Basic where there are no
> exceptions to explicit line continuation marks. A least
> adding them when not necessary doesn't cause a problem.

Fugly code is not a problem?



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