For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression

Christian Tismer tismer at tismer.com
Sun Feb 9 16:04:28 CET 2003


John Hazen wrote:
> I'm a python newbie (written ~100 lines of python and read c.l.py for a couple
> of weeks), and I wanted to weigh in on the clarity of the proposal.

This might be a bit short for getting used to the
benefits of a spartanic language. :-)

...

> But, as a future former perl programmer, to me this means:
> 
>>>>activity = "eating" if hungry else activity

Here is exactly what you want, without any syntax change:

if hungry: activity = "eating"

all the best - chris

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