[Python-ideas] PEP 505 (None coalescing operators) thoughts

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 02:39:11 CEST 2015

What about 'otherwise'?

x = a otherwise b

On September 29, 2015 6:57:39 PM CDT, Andrew Barnert via Python-ideas <python-ideas at python.org> wrote:
>LOn Sep 29, 2015, at 16:27, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>
>> Emile van Sebille wrote:
>>> x = foo nor 'foo was None'
>> Cute, but unfortunately it conflicts with established
>> usage of the word 'nor', which would suggest that
>> a nor b == not (a or b).
>Agreed. If this is going to be a keyword rather than a symbol, it
>really has to read like English, or at least like abbreviated English,
>with the right meaning--something like "foo, falling back to 'foo was
>None' if needed".  Something that reads like English with a completely
>different meaning is a bad idea.
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