Robin Munn rmunn at pobox.com
Fri Jan 24 17:56:43 CET 2003

Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
> Daniel wrote:
>> Oh no, I've become one of THEM!  Thank you, the a and b or c is good
>> enough for me.
> Just remember that a and b or c won't work if b is false.

So for the example you quoted:

    print 'Search complete (%d match%s found)'%(matches,(matches==1?'':'es'))

the "a and b or c" trick won't work, since an empty string is considered
false. You would need to invert the test. Instead of:

    (matches==1) and '' or 'es'


    (matches!=1) and 'es' or ''

This will work properly.

Robin Munn <rmunn at pobox.com>
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