Stephen J. Turnbull schrieb am 23.02.2018 um 03:31:
> Barry Warsaw writes:
> > rather than having to pause to reason about what that 1-element
> > list-like syntax actually means, and 2) will this encourage even
> > more complicated comprehensions that are less readable than just
> > expanding the code into a for-loop?
> Of course it will encourage more complicated comprehensions, and we
> know that complexity is less readable. On the other hand, a for loop
> with a temporary variable will take up at least 3 statements vs. a
> one-statement comprehension.
IMHO, any complex comprehension should be split across multiple lines,
definitely if it uses multiple for-loops, as in the discussed example. So
the "space win" of a complex comprehension that requires temporary values
over a multi-line for-statement is actually not big in these cases.
There are certainly cases where a comprehension still looks better, but I'm
all for not encouraging a hacky idiom to stuff more into a comprehension.
Comprehensions should be used to *improve* readabilty, not to reduce it.
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