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This gets a little prettier in Perl 6, since it parses the inside of parens as a statement:
say (if $_ { 'fred' } else { 'bill' }) for 0..1;
Also, you can usually omit the curlies on a do, if the insides can terminate the whole statement...which it can't if there's a modifier, as above, so we'll invert it:
for 0..1 { say do if $_ { 'fred' } else { 'bill' } }
Of course, there's also the ternary operator, spelled ?? !!, if you want it...

In reply to Re^4: in search of a more elegant if then else by TimToady
in thread in search of a more elegant if then else by Anonymous Monk

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