[New-bugs-announce] [issue41636] distutils.util.strtobool documented behaviour

Graham Oliver report at bugs.python.org
Tue Aug 25 20:48:02 EDT 2020

New submission from Graham Oliver <greenbay.graham at gmail.com>:

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Convert a string representation of truth to true (1) or false (0).

True values are y, yes, t, true, on and 1; false values are n, no, f, false, off and 0. Raises ValueError if val is anything else.

I wondered what would happen with 'FALSE' i.e. upper case. It appears to behave the same way as 'false'. In fact case does not seem to be an issue, so 'FaLsE' will return 0 as well.

So a note that this function is independent of case may be helpful

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 375902
nosy: Graham.Oliver, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: distutils.util.strtobool documented behaviour
versions: Python 3.6

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