Congrats to Chris for breaking his PEP curse
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Jul 4 21:40:46 EDT 2018
On Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:23:31 -0600, Ian Kelly wrote:
>> >> group = match.group(1) if match := re.match(data) else None
>> There's no stopping some people from making poor naming choices. Surely
>> the standard name for match objects is "mo", not match?
> I was referring to the variable "match" being referenced spatially prior
> to its assignment, not to the naming.
Oh. Well, that's the way ternary if works.
Not everything in Python uses a strict left-to-right reading order. Just
like English really.
>> But if people were going to write that, surely they would now write:
>> match = re.match(pattern, data)
>> group = match.group(1) if match else None
> Er, I think you're missing the point of the example from the PEP
No, I missed the point *you* were making. I thought you were complaining
about the visual confusion of having a variable called match and a method
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