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3.11: Conditional Execution (Glossary)
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- The sequence of statements within a compound statement.
- boolean expression
- An expression whose value is either
- One of the alternative sequences of statements in a conditional statement.
- chained conditional
- A conditional statement with a series of alternative branches.
- comparison operator
- One of the operators that compares its operands:
- conditional statement
- A statement that controls the flow of execution depending on some condition.
- The boolean expression in a conditional statement that determines which branch is executed.
- compound statement
- A statement that consists of a header and a body. The header ends with a colon (:). The body is indented relative to the header.
- guardian pattern
- Where we construct a logical expression with additional comparisons to take advantage of the short-circuit behavior.
- logical operator
- One of the operators that combines boolean expressions:
- nested conditional
- A conditional statement that appears in one of the branches of another conditional statement.
- A list of the functions that are executing, printed when an exception occurs.
- short circuit
- When Python is part-way through evaluating a logical expression and stops the evaluation because Python knows the final value for the expression without needing to evaluate the rest of the expression.