[Info] PEP 308 accepted - new conditional expressions

Jaime Wyant programmer.py at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 01:05:15 CEST 2005


On 9/30/05, Sam <sam at email-scan.com> wrote:
> Reinhold Birkenfeld writes:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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
> >
> > which is the same as today's
> >
> > (Y, X)[bool(C)]
>
> What's wrong with "C ? X:Y"?
>
> Aside from ":" being overloaded?
>

First thing that comes to my mind is that it is more C-ish (read
cryptic) than pythonic (read elegant and understandable).

jw



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