Feature suggestion -- return if true

Nobody nobody at nowhere.com
Tue Apr 12 08:08:37 CEST 2011


On Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:01:43 +1000, James Mills wrote:

>> That's still not equivalent. "return expr or None" will always
>> terminate the function. The OP's request was for something which would
>> terminate the function if and only if expr is non-false.
> 
> The OP did not state this at all.
> There was never any mention of early termination
> of the function iif expr was True.

What the OP actually said was:

> I propose the following syntax:
> 
>     return? expr
> 
> be expanded to
> 
>     _temp = expr
>     if _temp: return _temp

It should be abundantly clear that this only returns if the expression is
considered true, otherwise it continues on to the following statements.





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