Is this line of code written in python explicit enough for you to understand?
(CONSTANT, OTHER_CONSTANT) = range(2)
@alexcleac Understandable, but boi use an enum.
@OTheB Enums are good, but if I don't intend to use any features of enums, I tend to avoid them in python: if you want to use value, you have to add ".value" postfix a lot, which is not that beautiful :)
If it's more than 2, like:
) = range(4)
I think it's not too hard to understand, especially if you use this pattern throughout the code - it's easy to get used to.
But the maintainability benefits are not that big - you need to adjust the range size every time you add a new item anyway.
Also, if it didn't start at zero, then it'd be too confusing IMO.
@Wolf480pl I like this one over simple declarations of constants because there is just one assigning happening, and all the other is just declaration of some global constants.
@alexcleac range() returns a tuple? I may have learned something today.
@trevdev It returns not a tuple, but a generator, but you can destruct it into tuple :D
CONSTANT will be 0 and OTHER_CONSTANT will be 1
Why the parentheses?
(C, OC) will evaluate the same result as C, OC:
@manuelcaeiro Yeah, parentheses are optional in single line, but for more than one, they make it a bit more readable
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