[Python-Dev] an alternative to embedding policy in PEP 418 (was: PEP 418: Add monotonic clock)
phd at phdru.name
Wed Apr 4 21:24:36 CEST 2012
On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 11:03:02AM -0700, Ethan Furman wrote:
> Oleg Broytman wrote:
> > . Pythonic equivalent of "get_clock(THIS) or get_clok(THAT)" is
> >for flag in (THIS, THAT):
> > try:
> > clock = get_clock(flag)
> > except:
> > pass
> > else:
> > break
> > raise ValueError('Cannot get clock, tried THIS and THAT')
> Wow -- you'd rather write nine lines of code instead of three?
> clock = get_clock(THIS) or get_clock(THAT)
> if clock is None:
> raise ValueError('Cannot get clock, tried THIS and THAT')
Yes - to force people to write the last two lines. Without forcing
most programmers will skip them.
Oleg Broytman http://phdru.name/ phd at phdru.name
Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.
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