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

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Sep 21 03:24:29 CEST 2005

Terry Reedy wrote:

> "The original version of this PEP proposed the following syntax:
>         <expression1> if <condition> else <expression2>
>     The out-of-order arrangement was found to be too uncomfortable
>     for many of participants in the discussion; especially when
>     <expression1> is long, it's easy to miss the conditional while
>     skimming."

Guido wrote that while he was in listen-to-the-masses
mode. If he's switched back to follow-my-instincts
mode, it may need to be re-evaluated.

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