PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Mon Feb 10 20:16:54 CET 2003
On 2/10/03 7:36 PM +0100 holger krekel <pyth at devel.trillke.net> wrote:
>> My feeling is that the reason for short circuiting isn't so much because
>> of side effects (I think we should try to keep expressions as free of
>> side effects as possible) but because one or both of the two sides may
>> be undefined and raise an exception if the guard condition is not met.
> right. in which case learning about and/or (which you have to anyway)
> often helps. Because of the "y is false" problem in "x and y or z"
> there are some cases where it doesn't fit. Do we have real code
> examples for them?
I posted one several hundred messages back:
cols[i] if i >= 0 else None
It's from real code, an example where the and/or trick fails because you
don't know the truth status of cols[i], and an example where the guard
might serve to prevent an array out of bounds exception.
David Eppstein UC Irvine Dept. of Information & Computer Science
eppstein at ics.uci.edu http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
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