Idioms and Anti-Idioms Question
bcharrow at csail.mit.edu
Mon Jun 22 06:14:50 CEST 2009
I have a question about the "Using Backslash to Continue Statements" in the
howto "Idioms and Anti-Idioms in Python"
"...if the code was:
value = foo.bar()['first']*baz.quux(1, 2)[5:9] \
+ calculate_number(10, 20)*forbulate(500, 360)
then it would just be subtly wrong."
What is subtly wrong about this piece of code? I can't see any bugs and can't
think of subtle gotchas (e.g. the '\' is removed or the lines become separated,
because in both cases an IndentationError would be raised).
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