while 1 vs while True
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Tue Dec 14 11:15:04 CET 2004
> Dan Bishop wrote:
> >>Out of pure curiousity,
> >>Why wasn't 'While True' optimized also?
> > Probably has something to do with "True" and "False" not being
> > constants.
> Yup. Even 'None' only just became a constant in 2.4.
> I don't know if 'True' and 'False' are in line for similar treatment (there
> obvious backwards compatibility issues in doing so).
It is unlike to before Py3.0. Making them constants would break the reams of
compatability code: True, False = (1==1), (1!=1).
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