[Python-Dev] Making None a keyword
Guido van Rossum
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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