PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal

James J. Besemer jb at cascade-sys.com
Tue Feb 11 00:15:28 CET 2003


Andrew Dalke wrote:
> Raymond Hettinger
> 
>>>#  Example where all three reasons apply
>>>data = isinstance(source, str)  ??   source.readlines()  ||
>>
>>source.split()
>>
>>That should have been:
>>          isinstance(source, file)


> Err, that should have been
> 
>     [ spelled out long-hand ]



Now you're being unreasonable.

You were asked for an example where short-circuit would be necessary and this 
is a well-intentioned, legitamet illustration.

The fact (as you point out and WE ALL KNOW) that it can be rewritten the 
other way does not materially add to the discussion.

--jb

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