PEP 308: Alternative conditional operator forms

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Feb 10 02:13:05 CET 2003


Paul Rubin wrote:

> cond(C, :x, :y)  and some variants on this which I don't remember
> exactly

The cond(C, :x, :y) was just a builtin function cond using a new
introduced syntax for "thunks" (zero-argument lambdas; :x would be short
for lambda: x), so I don't think that really qualifies as a conditional
operator a la PEP 308; it's a short-hand for lambdas and a function
which uses them in a certain way, rather than a conditional operator
(the conditional operator suggested above would be just one application
of it).

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