(test) ? a:b

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 22 17:12:36 CEST 2014

On Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:49 +0100, Mark Lawrence wrote:

> On 22/10/2014 10:27, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM, Mark Lawrence
>> <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> without not:
>>>> j = [j+1, 3][j>=10]
>>>> with not:
>>>> j = [3, j+1][not (j>=10)]
>>> The death penalty should be reintroduced into the UK for two crimes,
>>> writing code like the above and using google groups.
>> No no no. Code like that doesn't deserve death, just community service.
>> I've seen much MUCH worse... where multiple conditional expressions get
>> combined arithmetically, and then the result used somewhere... I also
>> may have been guilty of same, myself, though I'm going to plead the
>> internet's equivalent of the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution and
>> not incriminate myself by showing the code...
>> ChrisA
> Perhaps you're correct.  Is there anything worse than looking at a
> dreadful piece of code that makes no sense at all and knowing that you'd
> written it six months earlier?

looking a a dreadful piece of unreadable & unfathomable code & knowing 
you wrote it only Yesterday ;-) 

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