Code formatting question: conditional expression
jjposner at optimum.net
Wed Aug 19 22:36:20 CEST 2009
> No. I love them. But not if they are so large that they stretch over several
> lines (or to many columns).
> foo = bar if cond else baz
> is more than fine for me. But
> foo = I_need_to_do_something_really_complicated_here() if cond else baz
> isn't, because one doesn't grasp as easily in one look that we're talking a
> ternary operator here.
But the right side of my brain (see Peter Keller's discussion in the
recent "importance of syntax" thread) finds it quite easy to recognize
this as a ternary op:
foo = (I_need_to_do_something_really_complicated_here()
if cond else
The whitespace below "foo" provides a visual hint, which is confirmed by
the nearby appearance of "if" on the second line. De gustibus non est
disputandum! (or not)
Many thanks to all responders!
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