Programming is hard – the website

A newcomer in the world of “code snippets” sites in Although the site is a few months old, only recently it started to gain some steam. Unlike its competition Krugle and Koders, this is not a code search engine but a snippet repository entirely tag-based, user-built. The author has a blog at

As for watering your mouth, this is a Python code fragment that I found on the site, for the classic inline conditional which does not exist “such as” in Python:

n = [‘no’, ‘yes’][thing == 1]

Obviously it has the big disadvantage of having to compute both values no matter what the condition thing is, but is very short and elegant. Simple but nice code sugar.