PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal

Erik Max Francis max at
Tue Feb 11 02:28:17 CET 2003

Andrew Dalke wrote:

> My other comments stand, so I am now convinced that a
> true if/else short-circuiting operator is not needed (only about
> once every 5,000 lines or so) while an iff()-like builtin function
> is much more likely to be appropriate for most cases.

I'm still puzzled over the choice of `iff' for this idea.  In maths, it
means "if and only if," which is totally the wrong meaning for an "if
this, otherwise that" function.

Someone else, I believe, suggested `iif', but I _really_ can't see how
that helps.

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