Spread a statement over various lines
On Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:51:04 -0400
Dan Sommers <2QdxY4RzWzUUiLuE at potatochowder.com> wrote:
> On 9/17/19 2:59 PM, Manfred Lotz wrote:
> > def regex_from_filepat(fpat):
> > rfpat = fpat.replace('.', '\\.') \
> > .replace('%', '.') \
> > .replace('*', '.*')
> > return '^' + rfpat + '$'
> > As I don't want to have the replace() functions in one line my
> > question is if it is ok to spread the statement over various lines
> > as shown above, or if there is a better way?
> Is that way okay? Sure. Are there other ways? Sure.
> To isolate each replace() function on its own line, and to eliminate
> the clutter of the backslashes, consider this:
> rfpat = (fpat
> .replace('.', '\\.')
> .replace('%', '.')
> .replace('*', '.*')
> "Better" is going to depend on your initial reason for not wanting all
> those function calls on one line. What is that reason?
Well, I don't want those functions on a single line because having them
multiline the code looks clearer.
I asked here because I don't like the backslashes. Wrapping them in ()
looks like a good solution.