[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 285: Adding a bool type
03 Apr 2002 23:09:59 -0500
>> No. That would break backwards compatibility. False==0, and True==1;
>> everything else follows from that. (But False is not 0, and True is
>> not 1!)
Ping> This is a strange distinction to make -- one that is not made in
Ping> any other programming language i have ever encountered.
I would be very surprised if none of the Lisp family of languages
has similar anomalies in the relationship between eq and equal.
Andrew Koenig, email@example.com, http://www.research.att.com/info/ark