Vote on PEP 308: Ternary Operator

Samuele Pedroni pedronis at
Sun Mar 2 22:58:25 CET 2003

"Martijn Faassen" <m.faassen at> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:b3tteo$9ti$1 at
> > Do you see any ambiguity?
> No.
> I do however see a lot of work being done on something that ought to be
> simple. So everyone who doesn't wants no ternary operator and has no
> opinion on the ones offered for consideration has to figure out
> somehow that this is the way to vote? Seems rather discouraging to me.
> The whole procedure seems set up to get a tally on which is the
> better solution, not on whether we need a solution at all, and it's
> positive discouraging to actually figure out how to vote for that.
> (rejecting the ones you like best is still pretty weird to me.. or
> rejecting non existent entries..)

the votes can be easely intepreted this way:

X reject; Y reject; Z reject


prefer NO-CHANGE over X which is preferred over Y which is preferred over Z
... over anything else

X accept; Y reject; Z reject

prefer X over NO-CHANGE over Y over Z over anything else

X accept; Y accept; Y reject

prefer X over Y over NO-CHANGE over Z over anything else

The problematic kind of vote is:

X accept; Y accept; Z accept

because you can't infer their opinion wrt  WEIRD different from X,Y,Z and
NO-CHANGE. Do they want a ternary so badly such that WEIRD is preferred over

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