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

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 15:05:13 -0500

>>>>> "KY" == Ka-Ping Yee <ping@lfw.org> writes:

    KY> This doesn't mean anything in practice.  Every yes/no function
    KY> i've encountered returns 1 for yes and 0 for no.

Now we see a way out.  Rename the constants to Yes and No and add a
builtin alias for bool() calld theAnswerTo().  Thus all our
conditionals would be written like so:

    if theAnswerTo(myQuestion) is Yes:
	# do it

truthful-ly y'rs,