New syntax for blocks

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 11 06:44:55 CET 2009


Carl Banks wrote:
>
> r didn't actually give a good example.  Here is case where it's
> actually useful.  (Pretend the regexps are too complicated to be
> parsed with string method.)
> 
> if re.match(r'go\s+(north|south|east|west)',cmd) as m:
>     hero.move(m.group(1))
> elif re.match(r'take\s+(\w+)',cmd) as m:
>     hero.pick_up(m.group(1))
> elif re.match(r'drop\s+(\w+)',cmd) as m:
>     here.put_Down(m.group(1))

The effect of this proposal can already be accomplished with a 'pocket' 
class as has been posted before and again in a slightly different form 
in Steve's post.

tjr




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