Posted By: Anonymous
I’m just getting into Python and I really like the terseness of the syntax. However, is there an easier way of writing an
else statement so it fits on one line?
if count == N: count = 0 else: count = N + 1
Is there a simpler way of writing this? I mean, in Objective-C I would write this as:
count = count == N ? 0 : count + 1;
Is there something similar for Python?
I know that in this instance I can use
count == (count + 1) % N.
I’m asking about the general syntax.
That’s more specifically a ternary operator expression than an if-then, here’s the python syntax
value_when_true if condition else value_when_false
Better Example: (thanks Mr. Burns)
'Yes' if fruit == 'Apple' else 'No'
Now with assignment and contrast with if syntax
fruit = 'Apple' isApple = True if fruit == 'Apple' else False
fruit = 'Apple' isApple = False if fruit == 'Apple' : isApple = True