On Thu, 2004-06-24 at 15:26, David M. Cooke wrote:
On June 24, 2004 01:46 pm, Sebastian Haase wrote:
In general it must be OK to compare anything with None, right ? (BTW, I get the same error with == and !=)
No! Not in general!
Well, this is a good point. I think the current numerical behavior was a hack I stuck in for people who might not be aware of "is". It's looking like a mistake now.
I learnt this back when Numeric implemented rich comparisions; suddenly, lots of my code broke. You don't actually want "is this object _equal_ (or not equal) to None", you want "is this object None", as None is a singleton.
However, given the context of the original question, Sebastian's code doesn't read like *that* kind of None comparison:
type '10a80' - that is, an array of 10 80 char 'strings' :
> q.Mrc.hdr = q.Mrc.hdrArray.field > q.Mrc.hdr('title') != None
q.Mrc.hdr('title') is pretty clearly a character array, ergo, it's not None. What did you want it to do Sebastian?