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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Sep 29 18:35:49 CEST 2005

On 9/29/05, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> I would argue for mandatory parentheses around the expression, leaving
> room later (probably after Guido is no longer around to be sick at the
> site of it) for:
> def f(condition):
>      return something if condition # no else!
>      return somethingElse
> not-expecting-this-to-fly-ly y'rs  - steve

Let me give you what you expect. If all the "X if C else Y" syntax
does is prevent that atrocity from ever being introduced, it would be
worth it. :)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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