PEP 308: ternary operator

sismex01 at sismex01 at
Fri Feb 21 18:34:33 CET 2003

> From: Carl Banks [mailto:imbosol-1045847045 at]
> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 11:11 AM
> I think it's kind of comical how serious everyone believes this is, as
> if the very future existence of Python hinged on whether the
> conditional operator is a ? b : c or a then b else c.

Hmmm... it's not that I'm assigning *personal* importance
to this matter, because it won't help me with my marriage,
it won't make me wash my cat any easier, and it certainly
doesn't make me any smarter.

BUT, there's the issue about helping preserve a beautiful
thing as such; it'd be a shame to watch Python become
more C-ish, or Perl-ish, or Java-ish, "just because".

OTOH, there's something to be said about helping to keep
our favorite coding language/environment pollution-free,
while helping evolve.

Dont'cha think?



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