For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Feb 10 06:40:29 CET 2003


Anthony Baxter wrote:

> Mind you, I'd still prefer it not be spelled 'if' - and I'm not sure
> that allowing elif isn't going to lead to some shockingly appalling
> multi-line horrors.

Any language feature can be abused.  Imagine, now, those same shockingly
appalling multiline horrors with the single-element list or the lambda
trick.

I know which nightmare I'd prefer.

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