Remember the vote on adding conditional expressions? I'm afraid that the imminent proliferation of xxxcomps may indicate the "right" syntax for this feature, if it ever does get added. Something like (a else b if condition) Now I've done my bad deed for the day. Cheers, Dave  Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting http://www.boostconsulting.com
David Abrahams wrote:
Remember the vote on adding conditional expressions?
I'm afraid that the imminent proliferation of xxxcomps may indicate the "right" syntax for this feature, if it ever does get added.
Something like
(a else b if condition)
Now I've done my bad deed for the day.
That's actually an interesting thought. Is there anything to be learned about conditionals by considering the syntactic sugar for list comps and gen comps? List comp [f(x) for x in original if p(x)]: def _result(f, p, original): lc = [] for x in original: if p(x): lc.append(f(x)) return lc Gen comp (f(x) for x in original if p(x)): def _result(f, p, original): for x in original: if p(x): yield f(x) Conditional (syntactic sugar not defined): def _result(a, b, p): if p: return a else: return b Nope, still suggests (a if p else b) to me. With nesting then being (a if p1 else b if p2 else c if p3 else d). OK, done now. We can just let that discussion go back into its box. . . Regards, Nick.  Nick Coghlan  Brisbane, Australia Email: ncoghlan@email.com  Mobile: +61 409 573 268
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