PEP-308 a "simplicity-first" alternative
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Wed Feb 12 08:52:34 CET 2003
holger krekel wrote:
> But after using it a couple of times it reduces the amount of
> thinking considerably compared to "x and y or z".
After you're used to it, any idiom is understandable. The issue is
whether it's incomprehensible idiom to begin with. In that respect, `C
and x else y' is no less idiomatic than `C and x or y' (despite the
fact, of course, that `C and x else y' has the possibility of _working_
when x is false).
"Oh, you'll get used to it by repetition" doesn't seem to be a very
strong argument in favor of a particular syntax.
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