In Python, is it necessary, or best practice, to include an
else for every
else statement is neither necessary for every
if statement nor is it really “best practice” to always include one for each.
For instance, your program may only need to do something if a condition is
True, but nothing otherwise. In this case, you would only need an
if statement and no
It is a choice that can be very dependent on the programmer and the nature of the program, and how it is decided what should happen if a condition is not met. If not needed, an
else does not have to be added. In fact, if nothing else should happen, excluding an
else can keep the code a few lines shorter.