allow line break at operators

Ben Finney ben+python at
Fri Aug 12 07:16:55 EDT 2011

Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at> writes:

> Ben Finney wrote:
> > Likewise, “end of line as end of statement” has caused me and many
> > others problems.
> I don't understand this. Can you give an example?

Many times I have split a line expecting that some bracketing syntax
will cause the statement to continue across the split. I've been wrong,
and the code either gave a SyntaxError or, worse, did something
functional but unintended.

That is a problem only because end-of-line (outside some bracketing
syntax) ends a statement.

My point is that I consider that problem to be at least on par in the
severity of the problems caused by indentation-as-block-syntax. That is,
very small compared with the great benefit of the clean and readable
syntax that results.

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Ben Finney

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