Python Newbie

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 21:42:53 CET 2013


On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:34 AM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> Some languages require parentheses, others don't.
>
> C does. C++, Java and C# are descended from, or influenced by, C.
>
> Algol didn't (doesn't?). Pascal, Modula-2, Oberon, Ada, and others
> don't.
>
> Parentheses are used where required, but not used where they're not
> required, in order to reduce visual clutter.

And just to muddy the waters, parens are used in Python when the
condition goes over a line break:

if (condition1
    and condition2
    and condition3):

ChrisA



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