can it be shorter?

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Mon Jun 8 17:50:12 CEST 2009


Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> Aaron Brady wrote:
>> Shorter is always better.
>>   url+= { '/': '' }.get( url[ -1 ], '/' )
> 
> Why bother with spaces or 3 letter-wide token, check this  :o) :
> x+={'/':''}.get(x[-1],'/')
> 
Even shorter:

x+='/'*(x[-1]!='/')

> Apart from joking, the following proposed solution is by **far** the one 
> I prefer
> 
>> if not url.endswith('/'):
>>    url += '/'
> 
> Maybe not the shorter, but the most concise and clear to me.
> 
Definitely.



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