Is there something similar to ?: operator (C/C++) in Python?

George Sakkis gsakkis at
Sun Jun 19 18:55:27 CEST 2005

"Bo Peng" wrote:

> Roy Smith wrote:
> > Can you give us some idea of what it is that you're trying to do?  It pretty unusual to see
> > a requirement like that.
> def func(type_of_obj1, type_of_obj2, .....):
>    callfunc( [
>      type_of_obj1 and obj1a() or obj1b(),
>      type_of_obj2 and obj2a() or obj2b(),
>      ....
>      ])
> callfunc can take arbitrary number of objects whose types are determined
> by type_of_obj1 etc.

Unless the obj_i_a and obj_i_b are totally unrelated (very unlikely), I
think this might/should be refactored so that the decision between each
obj_i_a and obj_i_b is done in a separate obj_i_factory callable. If
you provide an example or two of specific triples (type_of_obj_i,
obj_i_a, obj_i_b), we'll have a better idea of whether factories are an
overkill in this case or not.


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