How to write inline if statement for print? How to write inline if statement for print? python python

How to write inline if statement for print?


Python does not have a trailing if statement.

There are two kinds of if in Python:

  1. if statement:

    if condition: statementif condition:    block
  2. if expression (introduced in Python 2.5)

    expression_if_true if condition else expression_if_false

And note, that both print a and b = a are statements. Only the a part is an expression. So if you write

print a if b else 0

it means

print (a if b else 0)

and similarly when you write

x = a if b else 0

it means

x = (a if b else 0)

Now what would it print/assign if there was no else clause? The print/assignment is still there.

And note, that if you don't want it to be there, you can always write the regular if statement on a single line, though it's less readable and there is really no reason to avoid the two-line variant.


Inline if-else EXPRESSION must always contain else clause, e.g:

a = 1 if b else 0

If you want to leave your 'a' variable value unchanged - assing old 'a' value (else is still required by syntax demands):

a = 1 if b else a

This piece of code leaves a unchanged when b turns to be False.


The 'else' statement is mandatory. You can do stuff like this :

>>> b = True>>> a = 1 if b else None>>> a1>>> b = False>>> a = 1 if b else None>>> a>>> 

EDIT:

Or, depending of your needs, you may try:

>>> if b: print(a)


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