(a==b) ? 'Yes' : 'No'
steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Wed Apr 7 06:20:28 CEST 2010
On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:54:18 +0000, Duncan Booth wrote:
> Albert van der Horst <albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Old hands would have ...
>> stamp =( weight>=1000 and 120 or
>> weight>=500 and 100 or
>> weight>=250 and 80 or
>> weight>=100 and 60 or
>> 44 )
>> (Kind of a brain twister, I think, inferior to C, once the c-construct
>> is accepted as idiomatic.)
> I doubt many old hands would try to join multiple and/or operators that
> way. Most old hands would (IMHO) write the if statements out in full,
> though some might remember that Python comes 'batteries included':
> from bisect import bisect
> WEIGHTS = [100, 250, 500, 1000]
> STAMPS = [44, 60, 80, 100, 120]
> stamp = STAMPS[bisect(WEIGHTS,weight)]
Isn't that an awfully heavyweight and obfuscated solution for choosing
between five options? Fifty-five options, absolutely, but five?
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