JamesL at Lugoj.Com
Thu Nov 25 20:48:09 CET 1999
Oleg Broytmann wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, James Logajan wrote:
> > def ifexp(cond, trueVal, falseVal):
> > if cond:
> > return trueVal
> > else:
> > return falseVal
> > print "You scored %s point%s" % (score, ifexp(score == 1, "", "s"))
> The problem with this solution is that python will calculate both
> expressions (trueVal, falseVal) even if "cond" is false - what is VERY
> undesireable in most situations. What if I just cannot calculate falseVal
> if "cond" is false?
Then how about:
if score == 1: suffix = ""
else: suffix = "s"
print "You scored %s point%s" % (score, suffix)
I better put a <wink> in here; never know when the terminally lazy might
become terminally ballistic! Besides the pluralization algorithm isn't
portable to other languages (such as German...(do I need to add another
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