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

David LeBlanc whisper at oz.net
Mon Dec 22 15:43:09 EST 2003

> [Paul Moore]
> > ...
> > The fact that [None] compares less than every other value is to me
> > incidental, and arbitrary.
> Arbitrary?!  I clearly recall when the decision was made that None would
> compare less than anything else.  I was in the same room with Guido, and
> this is a verbatim transcript of the debate:
> Two lines of code later, the Only Objectively Correct result was achieved.
> history-is-more-impressive-in-textbooks-ly y'rs  - tim
How about "everything" or "all" as the obverse of "none", ordered higher
than all other values? "Some" is far too indeterminate.

Dave LeBlanc
Seattle, WA USA

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