(test) ? a:b

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 25 21:49:21 CEST 2014

On Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:03:16 +1100, Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> [Alister]
>> I had to mentally step through this before it became apparent what it
>> was doing,  can see places where it could be usefull (a switch
>> replacement) but it is not instantly obvious
> Very little code is instantly obvious. Even when you know what the
> syntax means, you still have to understand the semantics, and sometimes
> that's far from obvious.
>> a = <value> if <condition> else <another Value>
>> is instantly obvious (at least to a native English speaker anyway)
> Ha! And yet people have, and continue to, complain *bitterly* about the
> non-standard ordering of Python's ternary if, compared to C, standard
> if...else syntax, and English.

Not Me, I don't program i C & I don't want to it is too low level fro my 
liking (& I used to program in assembler for a living)

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