Is there shorthand for returning a default value if None in Python? [duplicate] Is there shorthand for returning a default value if None in Python? [duplicate] python python

Is there shorthand for returning a default value if None in Python? [duplicate]


You could use the or operator:

return x or "default"

Note that this also returns "default" if x is any falsy value, including an empty list, 0, empty string, or even datetime.time(0) (midnight).


return "default" if x is None else x

try the above.


You can use a conditional expression:

x if x is not None else some_value

Example:

In [22]: x = NoneIn [23]: print x if x is not None else "foo"fooIn [24]: x = "bar"In [25]: print x if x is not None else "foo"bar


matomo