What does 'lambda functions can't have statements' mean?

I tried to understand this using 'if', 'for' and 'while' inside a lambda function, 'for' and 'while' gave an error after executed, but 'if' didn't. Is 'if' not a statement or have I no idea about statements at all!

4/30/2019 9:48:18 AM

Thimira Rathnayake

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if is a statement, but there's a special syntax that allows you to use if in a lambda function: greater = lambda m, n: m if m > n else n This syntax is python's equivalent to the ternary operator (a ? b : c) in other languages


Thanks! Anna