Python paradigms

Chuck Esterbrook echuck at
Sun Apr 9 22:29:53 EDT 2000

Nick Maclaren wrote:

> To the several people who suggested:
>     (a() and [b()] or [c()])[0]
> Thank you for the suggestion.  I have occasionally used perversities
> like that (such as '*(x ? &a : &b) = y;' in C to mimic the Algol 68
> facility), but I don't regard them as clarifying the code, either!

OK, so what does the Algol 68 code look like for that C code and any other interesting cases?


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