rasmussen.bryan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 01:41:13 CET 2013
Someone was thinking in ruby there.
On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/06/2013 04:54 PM, Dan Stromberg wrote:
>> > Does anyone else feel like Python is being dragged too far in the
>> > of long, complex, multiline one-liners? Or avoiding temporary variables
>> > with descriptive names? Or using regex's for everything under the sun?
>> > What happened to using classes? What happened to the beautiful
>> emphasis on
>> > readability? What happened to debuggability (which is always harder
>> > writing things in the first place)? And what happened to string
>> > I'm pleased to see Python getting more popular, but it feels like a lot
>> > newcomers are trying their best to turn Python into Perl or something,
>> > culturally speaking.
>> I have not seen any evidence that this trend of yours is widespread.
>> The Python code I come across seems pretty normal to me. Expressive and
>> readable. Haven't seen any attempt to turn Python into Perl or that
>> sort of thing. And I don't see that culture expressed on the list.
>> Maybe I'm just blind...
> I'm thinking mostly of stackoverflow, but here's an example I ran into (a
> lot of) on a job:
> somevar = some_complicated_thing(somevar) if
> some_other_complicated_thing(somevar) else somevar
> Would it really be so bad to just use an if statement? Why are we
> assigning somevar to itself? This sort of thing was strewn across 3 or 4
> physical lines at a time.
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