For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression
James J. Besemer
jb at cascade-sys.com
Mon Feb 10 20:32:00 CET 2003
Andrew Koenig wrote:
> If the "if" in "if something:" is the first token in its statement,
> then what follows the : is a suite; otherwise it's an expression.
I think the concern is that a statement in Python may consist of or begin
with an expression and thus the leading keyword alone is not enough to tell
what is going on.
I am looking into this more closely to confirm but I don't think it's a
problem for the parser.
I expect that if you said something like:
if test: expr1 else: expr2
That would parse as an expression because of the LACK of newlines.
Would be parsed as an if-statement, with expr1 and expr2 also being seen as
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