Can global variable be passed into Python function?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Feb 28 22:23:36 CET 2014


On 28/02/2014 21:03, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> "Mark H. Harris" <harrismh777 at gmail.com>:
>
>> Yep, my point exactly.  nice illustration.
>
> So now, for you and me: let's compare.
>
>      if key is ast.Assign:
>          return ' '.join(dump(t) for t in node.targets)
>      elif key is ast.AugAssign:
>          # Same target and same operator.
>          return dump(node.target) + dump(node.op) + "="
>      elif key is ast.Return:
>          # A return statement is always compatible with another.
>          return "(easy)"
>      elif key is ast.Expr:
>          # Calling these never compatible is wrong. Calling them
>          # always compatible will give lots of false positives.
>          return "(maybe)"
>      else:
>          # These ones are never compatible, so return some
>          # object that's never equal to anything.
>          return float("nan")
>
> vs (my proposal):
>
>      with key from ast:
>          if Assign:
>              return ' '.join(dump(t) for t in node.targets)
>          elif AugAssign:
>              # Same target and same operator.
>              return dump(node.target) + dump(node.op) + "="
>          elif Return:
>              # A return statement is always compatible with another.
>              return "(easy)"
>          elif Expr:
>              # Calling these never compatible is wrong. Calling them
>              # always compatible will give lots of false positives.
>              return "(maybe)"
>          else:
>              # These ones are never compatible, so return some
>              # object that's never equal to anything.
>              return float("nan")
>
> Which do *you* find more readable?
>
>
> Marko
>

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