[Info] PEP 308 accepted - new conditional expressions

Sebastian Bassi sbassi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 04:25:57 CEST 2005


On 9/30/05, Reinhold Birkenfeld <reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net> wrote:
> after Guido's pronouncement yesterday, in one of the next versions of Python
> there will be a conditional expression with the following syntax:
> X if C else Y

I don't understand why there is a new expression, if this could be
accomplished with:

if C:
 X
else:
 Y

What is the advantage with the new expression?

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