[Python-Dev] Adding a conditional expression in Py3.0

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 23:33:19 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I think I'd prefer (if <expr> then <expr> else <expre>) i.e. no
> colons. None of the other  expression forms (list comprehensions and
> generator expressions) involving statement keywords use colons.

FWIW, I find this quite intuitive.  It follows the same pattern as LCs
and GEs -- remove the colons and add parentheses (or brackets for
LCs).  So I'm +1.

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