[Python-Dev] Re: Got None. Maybe Some?

Paul Moore pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 22 15:04:24 EST 2003

Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> writes:

> I ask the rest of you, does Some sound so crazy?

To be honest, yes. To me, None is not the low end of a scale, rather
it is a unique distinguished value, more related to the concept of
"uninitialised" or "not used" than to "smallest". The fact that it
compares less than every other value is to me incidental, and

I see None as inhabiting the same sort of niche as the SQL NULL value.

>From the above, you'll gather that from my viewpoint, there really is
no "other extreme" from None, any more than there is from zero.

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