On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 11:28 PM, Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 06:27:19PM +0300, Serhiy Storchaka wrote:
The optimizer already changes semantic. Non-optimized "if a and True:" would call bool(a) twice, but optimized code calls it only once.
I don't understand this. Why would bool(a) be called twice, and when did this change? Surely calling it twice would be a bug.
I just tried the oldest Python 3 I have on this computer, 3.2, and bool is only called once.
Technically not bool() itself, but the equivalent. Here's some similar code: