For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression
mis6 at pitt.edu
Sat Feb 8 14:16:24 CET 2003
"Sean Ross" <frobozz_electric at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<5DV0a.34649$CF1.1127662 at news20.bellglobal.com>...
> > The proposed syntax is as follows:
> > <expression1> if <condition> else <expression2>
> While I do not think this is necessary, I would like to offer an alternative
> <expression1> when <condition> else <expression2>
+1 to "when". To me "if" is associated to the conditional statement, a
conditional expression is a conceptually different thing and needs a
different expression. Readability is worth adding a new keyword.
P.S. I don't like your other proposal with the comma, my mind parses
when C,x as the tuple when (C,x).
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