Ternary operator alternative in Ptyhon

jeremie fouche jfouche at voila.fr
Wed Jun 18 19:37:37 CEST 2008

kretik a écrit :
> I'm sure this is a popular one, but after Googling for a while I 
> couldn't figure out how to pull this off.
> I'd like to short-circuit the assignment of class field values passed in 
> this dictionary to something like this:
>     self.SomeField = \
>     params.has_key("mykey") ? params["mykey"] : None)
> Obviously I know this is not actual Python syntax, but what would be the 
> equivalent? I'm trying to avoid this, basically:
>     if params.has_key("mykey"):
>         self.SomeField = params["mykey"]
>     else:
>         self.SomeField = None
> This is not a big deal of course, but I guess my main goal is to try and 
> figure out of I'm not missing something more esoteric in the language 
> that lets me do this.

You can also use :
self.SomeField = params.has_key("mykey") and params["mykey"] or None

But it's not easy to read

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