[Python-Dev] Making None a keyword

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 12:29:18 -0400


>     Patrick> ... what about something like:
> 
>     >>> None.__class__.__base__
>     <type 'object'>
> 
>     Patrick> Or does this not apply because None is at the front?
> 
> I suspect it does apply.
> 
> I doubt it's used much, but what would happen to types.NoneType?  If
> None is a keyword, how will you generate it, or will it disappear
> when that happens?

Nothing would change.  None would be a literal keyword, but its value
in an expression would be the same as before, so None.__class__ would
work.  Compare "foo".__class__.

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