tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Sep 26 17:47:00 EDT 2002
"Alex Martelli" <aleax at aleax.it> wrote in message
news:7nHk9.172208$pX1.6117207 at news2.tin.it...
> The reason
> zz = a and b or c
> is not the same thing as
> zz = a ? b : c
> is that, when a is true and b is false, the former returns c,
> while the latter returns b.
In almost all the practical cases where I have thought about using
this, b is *not* false or cannot become false, in which important and
real case the two expressions *are* equivalent.
I think this is an elegant hack, and so I shared it in response to the
OP. Others think it ugly. So be it.
Terry J. Reedy
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