How can I do the following in Python?
row = [unicode(x.strip()) for x in row if x is not None else '']
You can totally do that, it's just an ordering issue:
[unicode(x.strip()) if x is not None else '' for x in row]
[f(x) if condition else g(x) for x in sequence]
And, for list comprehensions with
if conditions only,
[f(x) for x in sequence if condition]
Note that this actually uses a different language construct, a conditional expression, which itself is not part of the comprehension syntax, while the
if after the
for…in is part of list comprehensions and used to filter elements from the source iterable.
Conditional expressions can be used in all kinds of situations where you want to choose between two expression values based on some condition. This does the same as the ternary operator
?: that exists in other languages. For example:
value = 123 print(value, 'is', 'even' if value % 2 == 0 else 'odd')
def change(f): if f is None: return unicode(f.strip()) else: return '' row = [change(x) for x in row]
Although then you have:
row = map(change, row)
Or you can use a lambda inline.