(a==b) ? 'Yes' : 'No'

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Apr 12 06:35:49 CEST 2010


In article <mailman.1330.1269981186.23598.python-list at python.org>,
Steve Holden  <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>
>It exists because people nagged Guido mercilessly until, against his
>better judgment, he capitulated.

No, the ternary exists because he became convinced that it was the
lesser evil compared with letting the abomination of

A and B or C

remain the "Pythonic" ternary and someone came up with a syntax that
wasn't completely painful.
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