[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 285: Adding a bool type

Patrick K. O'Brien pobrien@orbtech.com
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 10:45:42 -0600

[Laura Creighton]
[powerful prose snipped]

> I want to keep python out of the True and False business.  Python cares
> about whether a value is Something or Nothing.  This is beautiful, and
> _better_ than what the other languages do.

Wow. I'm almost speechless. You've presented a unique point of view with
such vividness that I'm quite literally stunned. If I could afford it I
would pay you to evaluate every one of my ideas before I made a decision.

Thank you for such a powerful argument. I can't predict whether it will
change the course of events, but it sure has opened my eyes to a different
perspective. I think it would be foolish to not ponder this issue for a
while before making any final decisions.

Patrick K. O'Brien