if the else short form

Andreas Waldenburger usenot at geekmail.INVALID
Thu Sep 30 19:22:31 CEST 2010


On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 03:42:29 -0700 (PDT)
"bruno.desthuilliers at gmail.com" <bruno.desthuilliers at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 sep, 19:20, Seebs <usenet-nos... at seebs.net> wrote:
> > On 2010-09-29, Tracubik <affdfsdfds... at b.com> wrote:
> > > button = gtk.Button(("False,", "True,")[fill==True])
> 
> > Oh, what a nasty idiom.
> >
> 
> Well, it's not very different from dict-based dispatch , which is the
> core of OO polymorphic dispatch in quite a few dynamic OOPLs.
> 
> Anyway, it's a common Python idiom and one that's not specially hard
> to grasp so I don't see any legibility problem here.

But it does violate the "explicit is better than implicit" tenet, don't
you think?

/W

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