[OT] Number theory [Was: A use for integer quotients]

Bengt Richter bokr at accessone.com
Mon Jul 30 17:49:53 EDT 2001

On Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:43:48 +0300, Moshe Zadka <m at moshez.org> wrote:

>On 30 Jul 2001, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak at knm.org.pl> wrote:
>> I would write it
>>       print "There %s %d error%s." % (if n==1 then ('was',  n, '')
>>                                               else ('were', n, 's'))
>The correct way to write it is:
>print ["There was %d error", "There were %d errors"][n>1] % n
I like that, but in English "There was 0 error" doesn't sound right to me,
so I would change your '>' to '!='. Maybe we need 3 alternatives?

>This way, making this application translatable is a piece of cake.
>The other version can't be translated properly.
>As someone from a non-English speaking country, you should care.

  from English import errorFormats as ef
  print [ef.Err0, ef.Err1, ef.ErrN][(n>0)+(n>1)] % n

or what is Pythonic practice?

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