PEP 308: Rejection of C ?? T || F

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 13 14:37:52 CET 2003


Steven Taschuk <staschuk at telusplanet.net> writes:

> Although ?? suggests testing (and surely this is why ? is used
> here in C syntax), I do not feel that || suggests alternation,

Well, | is used for alternation in regular expressions.  I don't know
the origin of the notation, but wouldn't be surprised if it pre-dated
C.

Cheers,
M.

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