Python is readable

Kiuhnm kiuhnm03.4t.yahoo.it
Fri Mar 16 12:41:49 CET 2012


On 3/16/2012 0:58, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 15/03/2012 23:46, Kiuhnm wrote:
>> On 3/16/2012 0:00, Arnaud Delobelle wrote:
>>> On 15 March 2012 22:35, Ben Finney<ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>>>> Kiuhnm<kiuhnm03.4t.yahoo.it> writes:
>>>>
>>>>> Moreover, I think that
>>>>> if (............
>>>>> ............
>>>>> ............):
>>>>> ............
>>>>> ............
>>>>> ............
>>>>> is not very readable anyway.
>>>>
>>>> I agree, and am glad PEP 8 has been updated to recommend an extra level
>>>> of indentation for continuation, to distinguish from the new block that
>>>> follows<URL:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/#indentation>.
>>>
>>> Personally I solve this by never writing if conditions that span more
>>> than one line. If the worst comes to the worst, I would write:
>>>
>>> aptly_named_condition = (
>>> very long condition
>>> that goes over
>>> plenty of lines
>>> )
>>> if aptly_named_condition:
>>> do stuff
>>
>> Will I be able to use extra indentation in Python code?
>> For instance,
>>
>> res = and(or(cond1,
>> cond2),
>> cond3,
>> or(and(cond4,
>> cond5,
>> cond6),
>> and(cond7,
>> cond8)))
>>
>> I like it because it reads like a tree.
>>
>> Kiuhnm
>
> Why not find out for yourself by slapping the code into an interactive
> Python interpreter and seeing what the result is?

Ok, it works. I had to use different names though.

Kiuhnm



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