Stupid ways to spell simple code

Russel Walker russ.pobox at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 09:33:01 CEST 2013


On Sunday, June 30, 2013 8:06:35 AM UTC+2, Chris Angelico wrote:
> There's a bit of a discussion on python-ideas that includes a function
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> that raises StopIteration. It inspired me to do something stupid, just
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> to see how easily I could do it...
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> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Re: [Python-ideas] "Iteration stopping" syntax
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> >>>> def stop():
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> > ...     raise StopIteration
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> Here's a much more insane way to spell that:
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> 
> stop = (lambda: 0 and (yield 1))().__next__
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> So, here's a challenge: Come up with something really simple, and
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> write an insanely complicated - yet perfectly valid - way to achieve
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> the same thing. Bonus points for horribly abusing Python's clean
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> syntax in the process.
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> Go on, do your worst!
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> 
> 
> ChrisA

Here's a way to count items in a string.

def count(string, x):
    return len(''.join(string)) - len(''.join(string).replace(x, '')) / len(x)



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