PEP 308: "then" "else" for deprecating "and" "or" side effects

Bengt Richter bokr at
Sat Feb 15 08:20:11 CET 2003

On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 05:21:49 +0100, Christian Tismer <tismer at> wrote:
>And I really don't want to see an upcoming monstrous, embraced
>(if a :then b :else c) construct to creep into the language, for
>the small intended benefit. It should be as tiny as the outcome,
>so even "a then b else c" isn't short enough. But there are limits...

    x vs y per C

well, ok, maybe not short enough ...

    x vs y by C

after-beating-your-head-against-the-wall-any-letup-feels-good 'ly

Bengt Richter

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