[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 285: Adding a bool type
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 10:53:51 +0200
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Right, but my point is that if you want to make booleans first class
> > objects in Python, you should consider making them behave as defined
> > in the text books rather than trying to make them feel like integers
> > but look like truth values.
> I reject this reasoning. Python is not trying to follow the text
> books. (In fact, maybe I should say "Python is trying not to follow
> the text books.")
Uhm, I can't follow you here -- which text books you are talking about
here (Python has always tried to conform to standards in most areas).
FWIW, I was talking about the text books students use to learn boolean
BTW, I wonder why you didn't follow up on my other comments...
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