[Python-3000] __nonzero__ vs. __bool__
tomerfiliba at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 12:59:16 CET 2006
* the latex docs have been updated
* the slot name was changed from nb_nonzero to nb_bool
* all XXX_nonzero methods where changed to XXX_bool
* all the comments relating to nb_nonzero have been updated
* stdlib was updated
* all the test suites were updated
otoh, i couldn't get it to compile (MSVC++2003), because of a strange
bug in ceval.c (none of my code). seems the GETLOCAL macro causes
syntactic problems, but i didn't have time to check it thoroughly."""
On 11/21/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> Looks about right. Patch?
> On 11/20/06, tomer filiba <tomerfiliba at gmail.com> wrote:
> > how about changing the name of __nonzero__ to __bool__?
> > today it looks like:
> > * int(x) --> x.__int__()
> > * long(x) --> x.__long__()
> > * float(x) --> x.__float__()
> > * str(x) --> x.__str__()
> > but for bool it's x.__nonzero__()
> > i'd guess __nonzero__ existed even before the bool type was introduced
> > (2.2?),
> > but in the cleanup-old-design-issues spirit, perhaps it can be made
> > symmetrical
> > to the other builtin types.
> > -tomer
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