Idioms and Anti-Idioms Question

J. Cliff Dyer jcd at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Jun 23 17:50:06 CEST 2009


On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 22:52 +0000, Peter Billam wrote:

> I wonder on what grounds PEP8
> says "The preferred place to break around a binary operator is
> *after* the operator" ?
> Perhaps it's just the "continutation marker" rationale?
> 
> Regards,  Peter
> 
> -- 
> Peter Billam       www.pjb.com.au    www.pjb.com.au/comp/contact.html


If the lines got separated, a leading + could disappear into its line
without any errors showing up.  A trailing + would raise a syntax error.

>>> spam = 6
>>> spam +
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    spam +
         ^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>> + spam
6
>>> 






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