41 - Short Hand if else

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2024-01-09 - 13:25

There is also a shorthand syntax for the if-else statement that can be used when the condition being tested is simple and the code blocks to be executed are short. Here's an example:

a = 2
b = 330
print("A") if a > b else print("B")

You can also have multiple else statements on the same line:


One line if else statement, with 3 conditions:

a = 330
b = 330
print("A") if a > b else print("=") if a == b else print("B")

Another Example

result = value_if_true if condition else value_if_false

This syntax is equivalent to the following if-else statement:

if condition:
	result = value_if_true
	result = value_if_false


The shorthand syntax can be a convenient way to write simple if-else statements, especially when you want to assign a value to a variable based on a condition.
However, it's not suitable for more complex situations where you need to execute multiple statements or perform more complex logic. In those cases, it's best to use the full if-else syntax.

Main Example

a = 330000
b = 3303
print("A") if a > b else print("=") if a == b else print("B")

c = 9 if a>b else 0