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

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 12:16:51 CEST 2005

On 9/24/05, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> Now, can you honestly say that you would (naively) read
>   return foo if bar else baz
> and be certain you knew what it meant?

FWIW, yes, I can honestly say that I would be certain. Yes, you may be
able to *parse* it as (foo if) bar (esle baz) as well as foo (if bar)
(else baz), but I know of no conceivable *semantic* meaning for "foo
if" - English has no postfix if, and nor do any programming languages,
except entirely postfix ones such as Forth.


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