[Python-ideas] If branch merging

s.krah stefan at bytereef.org
Sun Jun 7 12:20:29 CEST 2015

Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

On Sat, Jun 06, 2015 at 11:40:55PM -0400, random832 at fastmail.us wrote: 
>> Well you could always go with if aisb = a == b. 
> No, that is a terrible design and a source of many bugs in languages 
> that allow it. 
> if a = expr: ... 
> Oops, I meant to compare a == expr, instead I assigned the result of the 
> expression to a. 
In C I've mistyped this perhaps twice, in which case you get a compiler

It's a complete non-issue (and the construct *is* very handy).

Stefan Krah

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