Good point about the difference, and thanks for the pointer/reminder
about operator.truth. It's still good to have bool though - if only for
the compactness and readability of it.

Erik Max Francis wrote:
Bruce Dawson wrote:

I find the (a and [b] or [c])[0] construct to obscure to be useful -
space it saves is wasted by the comment I have to put in to explain
I use this technique frequently enough, but this isn't really what a
conditional expression does. A conditional expression only _evaluates_
one of its consequents, depending on the value of the test expression.
The (a, b)[operator.truth(p)] evaluates both.

This is fine in many cases, of course -- such as when you're selecting
between two strings -- but it isn't the full power of a true conditional

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