[Tutor] Making big 'uns into little 'uns

Ray Jones crawlzone at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 16:15:53 CEST 2012

On 09/06/2012 07:15 AM, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 09/06/2012 09:56 AM, Ray Jones wrote:
>> I have a multiple 'if' expression that I need to drastically reduce in
>> size, both for readability and to keep errors from creeping in.
>> For example, I would like to have the variable 'test' point to the a
>> location 'grid[rcount-1][ccount-1]' so that everywhere I would use
>> 'grid.....', I could replace it with 'test' How would I accomplish that?
>> Thanks.
> Easiest way:   switch to C++
> There is no preprocessor in Python, and no addresses.  There are some
> places you could fake such stuff, but not the expression you have.
> If I HAD to do something like this for Python, I'd write a
> preprocessor.  But one reason I came to Python is its elegance, and a
> preprocessor isn't elegant.
Well, of all the.....   a REAL programming language..... I mean, even
Bash.... ;;))

Anyway, it was a shot. Thanks.


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