Python complaints

Dennis Lee Bieber wlfraed at ix.netcom.com
Wed Nov 24 17:26:01 CET 1999


On Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:23:27 +0100, "Fredrik Lundh"
<fredrik at pythonware.com> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:

> Brad Knotwell <knotwell at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Similarly, the only thing I've found missing from Python is C's
> > ternary operator, it would be nice to be able to do something like 
> > the following:
> > 
> > def max(x,y): return ((x>y) ? x : y)
> 
> now that was one lousy example ;-)
>
	Also potentially unsafe if either x or y is some expression when
invoked. At least, I seem to recall some suggestion to always put macro
arguments in parens...

	def max(x,y): return(((x)>(y)) ? (x) : (y))

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