Proposed PEP for a Conditional Expression

Terry Reedy tjreedy at home.com
Thu Sep 13 04:02:22 CEST 2001


"Greg Ewing" <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote in message
news:3BA00239.DECE6412 at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz...
> "Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at home.com>:
>
> > I agree that the above is backwards.
> > <cond> if <expr> else <expr>
>
> No! That sounds way too much like Forth!

It is exactly like C, whose ? : equivalent is the impetus for the
proposed change.
Of course, if you don't like the form of C's conditional expressions,
you won't like its translation into Python.

Terry J. Reedy






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