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David Kastrup <> writes:
>> [I admit, an if-else operator is something I've wanted quite a few
>> times in the past, and given the extremely small implementation cost,
>> seems like it's almost a no-brainer...]
> A child has an extremely small implementation cost as well.  You have to
> keep the followup costs in mind.

Hmm, given that it arguably could make much code _clearer_, the followup
costs may actually be less than zero... :)

[Note I'm talking about a simple "if EXPR then EXPR else EXPR", not
something fancy that allows embedded blocks or whatever.]


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