Python paradigms

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Sun Apr 9 03:06:17 CEST 2000


Me:
>>How about
>>  x = getattr(a, "weeble", 0) + getattr(b, "wombat", 0)


Nick Maclaren:
>Thank you, yes, that does deal with that specific example.  But
>it does not extend to the general case.


Ahh, I thought the general case was "test if something exists
and, if so, get data from it, otherwise use a given value."

What is the general case you are interested in - that of C's
ternary ?: operator?  I've rarely missed it, because most of
the subcases are handled by things like getattr.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org






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