----- Original Message ----- From: "Ka-Ping Yee" firstname.lastname@example.org
Guido van Rossum wrote:
No. That would break backwards compatibility. False==0, and
everything else follows from that. (But False is not 0, and True is not 1!)
This is a strange distinction to make -- one that is not made in any other programming language i have ever encountered. Of course *i* get it and *you* get it -- but it will be so hard to teach this particular weirdness that i consider it fatal to the proposal.
C++ is /exactly/ like that. I think also C99, but don't quote me.