It would be unnice in my opinion because it would falsely suggest some kind of parallelism with how 'and' and 'or' work.
Just use bool(x) ^ bool(y) if you really want xor behavior:
bool(3) ^ bool(4)
bool(3) ^ bool(None)
--- Bruce http://www.vroospeak.com
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Chris Rebert firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Sturla Molden email@example.com wrote:
Why does Python have a bitwise but not a logical xor operator? It's even weirder because boolean objects do have a __xor__ method.
It would be nice for symmetry, but it would be infrequently used compared to the other operators and is not strictly necessary as logical XOR cannot and would not short-circuit, unlike logical AND and OR.
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