substitute for c/java's ?:
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Mon Jun 18 15:57:24 EDT 2001
Thu, 14 Jun 2001 04:20:30 -0500 (CDT), Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> pisze:
>> The ?: operator is overrated. For the time you save typing, you
>> are wasting someone else's because they need to figure out what you were
> Trust me, this is true. Compare the following actual examples:
You are cheating: the real difference was between ||'ed comparisons
and in, not between ?: and if-statement.
> def aan(name):
> """Utility which returns 'a' or 'an' for a given noun.
> if string.lower(name) in ('a','e','i','o','u'):
> return 'an '
> return 'a '
"""Utility which returns 'a' or 'an' for a given noun.
return if string.lower(name) in 'aeiou' then 'an ' else 'a '
Is it really that bad?
Now I cheated by using a string instead of a tuple :-)
BTW, results are wrong for aan('university'), aan('hour'), aan('XMS').
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