PEP-308 a "simplicity-first" alternative

Paul Rubin http
Tue Feb 11 21:49:39 CET 2003


holger krekel <pyth at devel.trillke.net> writes:
> Inspired by "do the simplest thing that can possibly work"
> i now think that 
> 
>         x and y else z
> 
> might just do it and avoid the need for a new construct.  
> It's a very minor change just for fixing the problem at hand.  
> It should be obvious what it does.  

I find it very confusing and don't think I'd ever get used to it.  I
really dislike that type of cutesy-ness that is sometimes found in
Python (the % string operator is another example).  In fact it's not
even obvious what it does.  What should the value of (2 and 0 else 3)
be?  




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