PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal

David Eppstein eppstein at
Tue Feb 11 01:43:20 CET 2003

On 2/11/03 1:16 AM +0100 holger krekel <pyth at> wrote:
>     a) would you have reimplemented it with PEP-308 syntax?

Only to prove a point, or as part of a larger pass of simplification 
through the code.
However, had PEP-308 syntax been available I would likely have used it for 
this code when I originally wrote it.

>     b) it doesn't exactly disprove my point that ternary operators
>        can often be avoided for great justice :-)

True...but I think that's just a very special case of a larger theorem that 
a lot of code complexity can often be avoided with a little more programmer 
David Eppstein       UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
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