Python complaints

Gareth McCaughan Gareth.McCaughan at pobox.com
Wed Nov 24 23:23:14 CET 1999


Gordon McMillan wrote:

[I said:]
>>   - if/then/else works on *statements* (strictly, suites of
>>     statements) rather than on *expressions*, so I can't
>>     say
>>       print "You scored %s point%s" % (score, if score==1 then ""
>>       else "s")
>>     or anything like that. (Or, as some people prefer to put it,
>>     Python has no ? : operator.)
> 
>>>> def p(score):
> ...  print "You scored %d point%s" % (score, score==1 and ' ' 
> or 's')
> ...
>>>> p(1)
> You scored 1 point
>>>> p(3)
> You scored 3 points
>>>> 

Yes. Unfortunately, as we all know, this doesn't work when
it's (say) 1 and 0 you're choosing between instead of "s" and ""...

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Gareth McCaughan  Gareth.McCaughan at pobox.com
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