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Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Nov 7 11:39:40 CET 2010

In message <8jftftFelnU1 at>, Neil Cerutti wrote:

> The handsome ':' terminator of if/elif/if statements allows us to
> omit a newline, conserving vertical space. This improves the
> readability of certain constructs.
> if x: print(x)
> elif y: print(y)
> else: print()

I would never do that. “Conserving vertical space” seems a stupid reason for 
doing it. In C, I even go the opposite way:

    if (x)
        printf(..., x);
    else if (y)
        printf(..., y);
      } /*if*/

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