Generator definition syntax (was: Syntax for one-line "nonymous" functions)
On mar., Apr 2, 2019 at 4:31 AM, python-list-request at python.org wrote:
> Re: ">> Neither i like how a function magically turns into a
> generator if the
>>> keyword `yield` appears somewhere within its definition.
>> I agree, there should have been a required syntactic element on the
>> line as well to signal it immediately to the reader. It won't stop
>> me from using them, though."
> One way to save people looking at the code from having to look
> through a function for a yield statement to see if it is a generator
> would be to add a """doc string""" immediately after the function
> def, saying that it is a generator
> and describing what it does. I realize I'm calling on the programmer
> to address this issue by adding doc strings. Nonetheless adding doc
> strings is a good habit to get in to.
> --- Joseph S.
And even if Python did not have docstrings, the programmer could still
use comments to tell a fellow programmer what kind of code the fellow
programmer is looking at. Even languages like Brainfuck have comments