In article <D28975E8-6706-4515-9C9E-FB7F90775CA5 at masklinn.net>,
Xavier Morel <catch-all at masklinn.net> wrote:
> On 6 Aug 2009, at 00:22 , Jeff McAninch wrote:> > I'm new to this list, so please excuse me if this topic has been > > discussed, but I didn't> > see anything similar in the archives.> >> > I very often want something like a try-except conditional expression > > similar> > to the if-else conditional.> I fear this idea is soon going to extend to all compound statements > one by one.> > Wouldn't it be smarter to fix the issue once and for all by looking > into making Python's compound statements (or even all statements > without restrictions) expressions that can return values in the first > place? Now I don't know if it's actually possible, but if it is the > problem becomes solved not just for try:except: (and twice so for > if:else:) but also for while:, for: (though that one's already served > pretty well by comprehensions) and with:.
I like this idea a lot.