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

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Sat Feb 8 04:13:21 CET 2003


On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 07:15:06PM -0600, Ian Bicking wrote:
> [snip]
> 
> Yes!  That is very readable.  Besides the fact I haven't thought about
> the quadriatic equation in years, this was very easy to read and
> understand.  I use this pattern all the time:
> 
> if x:
>     val = y
> else:
>     val = z
> 
> And I *hate* it.

  Try this one on for size:

    val = z
    if x:
        val = y

  Jp

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