[Python-Dev] Making None a keyword
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:51:13 -0400
I meant two say things, and tried to be clever at the expense of being
I think the cleanest way to handle None as a keyword is via a
LOAD_NONE opcode. LOAD_NONE would replace two different mechanisms
that the compiler currently uses -- LOAD_GLOBAL 'None' and LOAD_CONST
While I think LOAD_NONE would result in a tidy state of affairs, and I
think it would be marginally faster, I don't think the performance
effect would be measurable on any interesting benchmark.
I don't care how much faster it is, though.