PEP-308 left to right, c ? a else b

Marco Mariani marco at
Mon Feb 17 13:51:52 CET 2003

On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 01:16:44PM +0100, Marco Mariani wrote:

> What's wrong with
> a ? b else c

oops, it's "c ? a else b" or i'll get a thousand replies telling me I
don't really get it, just like Tim Peters proposing to ban "and" & "or"
from python :-)

> 1) it stands out more than the 'if' form when you're reading the expression
> 2) it reads left-to-right
> 3) you can't confuse it with the 'if' statement 

4) the colon stays home

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