Proposed PEP for a Conditional Expression
michael at rcp.co.uk
Thu Sep 13 18:12:04 CEST 2001
Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote in
news:3BA0CE45.6084487 at alcyone.com:
> piet at cs.uu.nl wrote:
>> > The colon is too overloaded in C, but the semicolon isn't? At least
>> > one semicolon appears in every C statement.
>> False! The semicolon is used to make a statement out of an expression.
> How does that contradict what I said? What I said was completely
> accurate. Each statement contains at least one semicolon.
Not quite (though the observation that semicolons convert statements to
expressions isn't quite complete, either). Consider:
However, I have to admit I can't think of a *useful* statement which
doesn't contain any semicolons, and the only omission from the statement
above is that the semicolon is also required to complete variable and
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