PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Tue Feb 11 09:15:33 CET 2003
Paul Rubin wrote:
> Andrew, I keep wondering why you post these statistics. I gather the
> low frequency of conditional expressions (CE's) in code that you
> examine is supposed to be some kind of evidence that they're not
> useful all that frequently. However, empirically, whether they're
> useful frequently or not, they're useful often enough that people keep
> asking about them and we get these endless threads.
_And_ the broken alternatives get used in the standard library in
This isn't an abstract matter of "Gee, what if," the deficient
alternatives _are_ being used, even by seasoned Python programmers.
And, as we've all seen from Andrew Koenig's example, cause bugs. In the
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