Allowing comments after the line continuation backslash

Martin v. Loewis martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Nov 1 08:44:54 CET 2010


> Sorry if I am baking too many ideas today.
> I am just having trouble with the backslashes....
> 
> I would like to have comments after the line continuation backslash.
> 
>>>> if a > 0 \ #comments for this condition
>       and b > 0:
>     #do something here
> 
> This is currently not OK, but this might be a good thing to have.

Can you say why it would be a good idea?
FWIW, I would write your fragment as

if (a > 0 #comments for this condition
    and b > 0):
   #do something here

i.e. avoid the backslash for multi-line conditions altogether
(in fact, I can't think any situation where I would use the backslash).

Regards,
Martin



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