PEP 308: "then" "else" for deprecating "and" "or" side effects
exarkun at intarweb.us
Wed Feb 19 02:01:25 CET 2003
On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 04:42:26PM -0800, Erik Max Francis wrote:
> Jp Calderone wrote:
> > It is like saying that a race car driver is qualified to design a
> > car.
> > Are they better qualified than the average joe? Probably. Are they
> > as
> > qualified as an engineer at GM? Unlikely.
> (Actually, modern race car drivers are really quite involved with car
> design these days.)
> Even if we take your example at face value, it's still missing a key
> point: Just because a feature is frequently requested does _not_ mean
> that it's a bad feature.
> If, using your analogy, the race car driver is not an expert and wants
> something done a certain way, that doesn't _necessarily_ mean he's
> wrong. He could be right. (And, actually, modern race car drivers are
> really quite involved with car design these days.)
I did not mean to prove that the ternary operator is a bad feature because
many people request it, only that it should not be added for -only- that
reason (which was what was suggested in the post I responded to). Other
support is necessary.
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