The ternaery operator

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at
Thu Mar 16 04:12:18 EDT 2017

Am 16.03.17 um 04:12 schrieb Stefan Ram:
>   The syntax
> a if c else b
>   looks as if Guido made it intentionally ugly so that it will
>   not be used?
>  [...]

>   . But now Guido has invented something totally new. Why?

The rationale can be read in PEP 308:

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