[New-bugs-announce] [issue23153] Clarify Boolean Clause Results

John Potelle report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 2 23:13:42 CET 2015

New submission from John Potelle:

>From v3.4 Tutorial section 5.7

It is possible to assign the result of a comparison or other Boolean expression to a variable. For example,
>>> string1, string2, string3 = '', 'Trondheim', 'Hammer Dance'
>>> string1 or string2 or string3
>>> bool(string1 or string2 or string3)

In most languages a Boolean clause (comparison) returns a Boolean or it's equivalent, not the last argument evaluated.  Please add a reference to bool function (or some better? method) in this section for clarification.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 233330
nosy: docs at python, jpotelle
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Clarify Boolean Clause Results
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.4

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