How to do this in Python...

Aahz aahz at
Mon Jan 27 16:46:05 CET 2003

In article <HJ3Z9.987$P64.136 at>,
Carl Banks  <imbosol at> wrote:
>Martin Maney wrote:
>> This seems to me to be, very simply, an area where Python's
>> intentionally chosen limitations make it awkward to compose a clear and
>> robust solution, at least in the general case.
>You've voiced you opinion about this before, if I remember correctly.
>Python is not going to add an assignment expression just so you can do
>this stupid, irrelevant thing without a little awkwardness.  Live with

You're misreading Martin.  He's *not* necessarily suggesting that
assignment in if be permitted; it's actually more a damning of the lack
of switch.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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