Allowing comments after the line continuation backslash

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Wed Nov 10 04:10:00 CET 2010

On 2010-11-09 19:39 , Mark Wooding wrote:
> Tim Chase<python.list at>  writes:
>> On 11/09/10 18:05, Robert Kern wrote:
>>> For me, putting the brackets on their own lines (and using a
>>> trailing comma) has little to do with increasing readability. It's
>>> for making editing easier.
>> It also makes diff's much easier to read (my big impetus for doing the
>> same as Robert)
> Hmm.  That's a good point, actually.  I'm not overly fussed about the
> ease of editing: it doesn't seem especially hard either way.

It might just be my vim bias. Vim has such *very* easy ways to cut and paste 
whole lines that not taking the opportunity to permit them seems like a waste.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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