if statement, with function inside it: if (t = Test()) == True:

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Fri Apr 24 12:11:22 CEST 2009


On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:00:26 -0700, GC-Martijn wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I'm trying to do a if statement with a function inside it. I want to use
> that variable inside that if loop , without defining it.
> 
> def Test():
>     return 'Vla'
> 
> I searching something like this:
> 
> if (t = Test()) == 'Vla':
>     print t # Vla
> 
> or
> 
> if (t = Test()):
>     print t # Vla

Fortunately, there is no way of doing that with Python. This is one 
source of hard-to-debug bugs that Python doesn't have.


> ------------------------------------------ The long way
> t = Test()
> if (t == 'Vla':
>     print t # must contain Vla


What's wrong with that?



-- 
Steven



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