Combining colon statements on one line?

Dave Blackington metapsyc at
Fri Jul 16 07:09:40 CEST 2004

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to combine an 'if'
and 'else' statement on one line.  Tonight I was
programming and came up with a very short if/else
scenario that demanded 4 lines due to the fact that
python can't read an 'if' & 'else' on the same line. 
In order to do the same thing in 1 line, I needed to
make a dictionary.  If you want to know the whole
scenario. Here it is:

'972' '006'

I have two dates without the millenium included. 
Using basic 'if' 'else' communication, this, it seems
to me would require 4 lines of python to add the
correct millenium.  These lines will also be so short
and waste a lot of blank space on the screen which
could be devoted to other commands in your function.
For digestion and organization purposes, it seems like
it helps to limit your functions (whenever possible)
to one screen.  Taking up those 4 lines for such a
simple short 'if' 'else' seems a bit much, no?

I don't know if this is would be a desirable upgrade
for other python users or not, but I figured I would
mention it... assuming it's not already implemented.

Thanks, -Dave

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