[Python-ideas] with statement syntax forces ugly line breaks?

Thomas Jollans thomas at jollybox.de
Sat Sep 11 18:28:07 CEST 2010


On Saturday 11 September 2010, it occurred to Lawrence D'Oliveiro to exclaim:
> In message <mailman.580.1283974241.29448.python-list at python.org>, MRAB
> 
> wrote:
> > On 08/09/2010 19:07, Georg Brandl wrote:
> >> Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no
> >> less. Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the
> >> number of thy indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent,
> >> nor either indent thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to four.
> >> Tabs are right out.
> > 
> > FYI, that should be "thine indenting".
> > 
> > "My/thy" before a consonant, "mine/thine" before a vowel. Compare with
> > "a/an", which we still do.
> 
> The funny thing is, that’s technically “Modern English”...

... and it's regularly used in a number of best-selling books.



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