PEP 308 accepted - new conditional expressions

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at
Sat Oct 1 07:59:03 CEST 2005

Terry Reedy ha scritto:

> "Dave Benjamin" <ramen at> >
> > Hooray! After years of arguing over which syntax to use, and finally
> > giving up since nobody could agree,
> I understand that this has become the local 'politically correct' view, but
> as a participant in the discussion, I know it not true and actively
> deceptive.  The community was prevented from coming to a decision.  There
> was a 'primary' vote with an incumbent, 15 challengers, and several
> write-ins.  But there was no runoff.
<snip history of PEP 308>

FWIW, I think Terry's recollection is pretty close to the "historical
Guido could have decided two years ago, sparing us the PEP 308 ordalia.
So, I am happy that at the end we will have a conditional operator, but
am not happy of how the process worked out. It was just an enormous
of resources that could have been employed much better :-(

    Michele Simionato

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