(no) fast boolean evaluation ?

Neil Cerutti horpner at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 3 16:32:32 CEST 2007


On 2007-08-03, Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> But that's specific to the syntax of the language. You could,
> if you choose, design a language where elif was unnecessary:
>
> if condition:
>     pass
> else if another_condition:
>     pass
>
> What advantage is there to "elif", apart from it needing three
> fewer characters to type?

It's a great boon to the authors of auto-indenting text editors.

-- 
Neil Cerutti



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