PEP 308 accepted - new conditional expressions

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat Oct 1 12:24:35 CEST 2005


"Michele Simionato" <michele.simionato at gmail.com> writes:
[...]
> 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
> I am not happy of how the process worked out. It was just an enormous
> waste of resources that could have been employed much better :-(

Seems that's what Guido thinks too:


http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2005-September/056561.html

| If there's one thing I've learned from the PEP 308 vote, it is that
| votes for language don't work. I prefer some discussion on Python-dev
| after which I pick one.

I think he said at the time that it was an experiment.


John




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