python syntax for conditional is unfortunate
ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 01:52:28 CEST 2008
In hindsight, I am disappointed with the choice of conditional syntax. I know it's too late to change. The problem is
y = some thing or other if x else something_else
When scanning this my eye tends to see the first phrase and only later notice that it's conditioned on x (or maybe not notice at all!). Particularly if 'some thing or other' is long or complicated.
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