$10K coding deathmatch

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Sat Nov 4 12:37:02 MST 2006

On Nov 4, 2006, at 11:14 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
>> This means you pretty much have to
>> use and/or for inline conditionals, as far as I know.
> you can do this with boolean operators in early python versions
> a = condition and trueval or falseval

Right, that's what I meant by 'use and/or for inline conditionals' in  
the above statement, and it's what the code I was responding to did.

> this doesn't quite work if trueval happens to evaluate to false, so in
> python 2.5 you can write
> a = trueval if condition else falseval

Cool, I didn't know about that.  Haven't been paying too much  
attention to Python lately, and the python I've got on this box isn't  
up to date.  It's definitely nicer to have a conditional expression  
than to have to rely on the short-circuit behavior of boolean  


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