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I saw this syntax on a python practice website. I was wondering if this is frowned upon

The code to execute follows the conditional on the same line. It works fine, but I was wondering if it's one of those things that just isn't done.

def move_player(player, move):
    x,y = player
    if move == "L":
        if x == 0:print("That's a wall")
        else:x -=1
    if move == "R":
        if x == 4:print("That's a wall")
        else:x +=1
    if move == "U":
        if y == 0:print("That's a wall")
    if move == "D":
        if y == 4:print("That's a wall")
    return x,y

1 Answer

Go to: PEP 8

Scroll a bit down to where it says:

Compound statements (multiple statements on the same line) are generally discouraged.

You will find that it is not recommended with examples and such.