[Python-Dev] "and" and "or" operators in Py3.0

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Sep 20 10:02:41 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> On 9/19/05, Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I propose that in Py3.0, the "and" and "or" operators be simplified to
>> always return a Boolean value instead of returning the last evaluated
>> argument.
> While you're at it, maybe we should switch to && and || as well?
> That's another thing I always mistype when switching between
> languages...

You're joking, surely?

> Also, this proposal needs to be considered together with the addition
> of a proper conditional operator, like x?y:z.

I think this discussion has been had before, you know.


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  > circles.
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