John Macdonald schrieb: > It's also, in many cases, > harder to edit - that's why a trailing comma in a list that > is surrounded by parens, or a trailing semicolon in a block > surrounded by braces, is easier to manage.
Now that the list is surrounded by parens makes clear that it ends with the closing paren and not with a line break. So you could still use commas (without backslashes) to separate the items over multiple lines. See e.g. http://docs.python.org/ref/implicit-joining.html > Having punctuation where there is a stop is more natural than > having an explicit marker for "don't stop here, keep going". That's the pro-semicolon reason that makes most sense in all comments that I've read so far in this discussion. But maybe that's just something where you have to get used to. -- Thomas Wittek http://gedankenkonstrukt.de/ Jabber: [EMAIL PROTECTED]