[Python-Dev] Got None. Maybe Some?

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Mon Dec 22 12:50:24 EST 2003

> None inherits most of its semantics from C's NULL -- that's where None
> being false comes from.

I know that's where it came from, but Python adds its own twists.  If it
really wanted to act like C's NULL, then

    print >> None, "oops"

should segfault <wink>.  There's nothing "wrong" about None evaluating to
false in a Boolean context, it's simply one choice that *could* have made --
and better than most.

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