For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression
ark at research.att.com
Mon Feb 10 14:48:17 CET 2003
>> Right. That's one reason I don't want a conditional expression to be
>> legal as a standalone statement.
holger> I think it's insane to make up such special cases just to get
holger> some syntax in. For starters, you would break Quixote (web
holger> application framework) because they compile Python so that an
holger> expression as a statement gets send to some object. Breaking
holger> uniformity needs to be avoided as much as possible.
holger> Especially if the *real need* for the whole construct is
It's a question of what is possible.
I'm not proposing to break anything, because I'm not proposing to
disallow any code that is presently legal. When I have a concrete
grammar proposal (which shouldn't be long), you'll see what I mean.
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