Embarrasing questio

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 18:44:26 CET 2009


On Feb 12, 6:22 pm, MRAB <goo... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> Michele Simionato wrote:
> > On Feb 12, 5:07 pm, TechieInsights <GDoerm... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Feb 12, 9:03 am, Catherine Heathcote
>
> >> <catherine.heathc... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> But I just cant find it. How do I do an or, as in c/c++'s ||? Just
> >>> trying to do something simple, the python equivilent of:
> >>> if(i % 3 == 0 || i % 5 == 0)
> >>> Thanks.
> >> in 2.5 and above you can do
> >> if any(i%3 == 0, i%5 == 0)
>
> > You are missing a few parenthesis: if any([i%3 == 0, i%5 == 0]) (but
> > the idiomatic solution is to use or).
>
> any() is really only useful with a generator, otherwise you're always
> evaluating both conditions, unlike the solution with 'or'.

Indeed.



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