else in list comp
clifford.wells at attbi.com
Wed Jan 29 07:17:04 CET 2003
On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 21:36, David Eppstein wrote:
> In article <mailman.1043813212.6357.python-list at python.org>,
> Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at attbi.com> wrote:
> > Given the list:
> > l = ['mary', 'had', 'a', 'little', None]
> > it should get mapped to ['mary', 'had', 'a', 'little', '']
> [x or '' for x in l]
Yes, this was suggested by someone else, but again, solving the
particular problem wasn't the real point. If the data contains anything
that evaluates to false (such as 0), then x or '' won't work. I stated
the problem badly which led to this confusion. My apologies.
Kindly reconsider the problem using
myList = [0, None, '1', None, 2, None, '3']
My real interest was in a possible "else" clause (as per the subject
line) in a list comp.
['' for i in myList if i is None else i]
It seems a good idea to me, but then, I'm somewhat biased toward my own
> btw, l is a bad letter to use for a variable name (easy to confuse with
> 1 or I or even |).
Cliff Wells <clifford.wells at attbi.com>
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