PEP 308 - ternary operator

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Feb 12 03:01:55 CET 2003


Raymond Hettinger wrote:

> "Erik Max Francis" wrote:
>
> > Both of these forms [`C ? x : y' and `iif(C, x, y)' without
> > short-circuiting] have been explicitly rejected by the BDFL,
> > although
> > for different reasons; check the current state of the PEP.
> 
> Actually, he's wavering on both.

I'm not seeing any wavering.  "The BDFL rejected this for several
reasons ..." on the first, and "This won't work ..." for the second,
along with a section titled "Short-Circuit Behavior" which ends, "The
BDFL's position is that short-circuit behavior is essential for an
if-then-else construct to be added to the language."

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