Code basics

Alex alex at
Fri Mar 17 18:44:51 CET 2000

> while notDone:
>     print ("Oh no!","Tjohoo")[this.getNumberOfSomething() == 10]
> Now, I ask you folk, is that "bad" Python?  Is that "bad" programming
> in general, to be brief and succinct like that?  I'm curious -- I have
> a tendency to do things like that. :)

FWIW, I don't like it, myself.  It relies on the fact that the
comparison returns 0 or 1 for true or false, resp.  Because that's
relatively obscure, and unrelated to what the code is trying to do, it
meant the intent of the code wasn't immediately obvious.


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