Idiosyncratic python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 01:40:11 CEST 2015


On 24/09/2015 07:02, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I was looking at an in-house code base today, and the author seems to have a
> rather idiosyncratic approach to Python. For example:
>
> for k, v in mydict.items():
>      del(k)
>      ...
>
> instead of the more obvious
>
> for v in mydict.values():
>      ...
>
> What are your favorite not-wrong-just-weird Python moments?
>

My favourite was from a guy I worked with years ago.  In C but I'm sure 
you'll enjoy it.  In all functions, something like:-

int flag = 0;
if flag {
     printf("\nthe string");
}
else{
     printf("the string");
     flag = 1;
}

At least I think I've got it correct, too lazy to check, sorry :)

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence



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