[Python-Dev] Code Generation Idea Was: Bytecode idea
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 10:22:24 -0600
Paul> Would it be simpler to institute a special rule that True = 1 is
Paul> silently ignored, but True = anything else generates an error
Paul> message? Or am I overlooking something important?
For code that wants to cleanly cross the boundary between Python with no
boolean type and Python with a boolean type, you sometimes see
True = 1==1
False = 1==0
You get True and False if it didn't exist before and have the added benefit
that if it does exist, it gets found in globals() or locals() instead of in
__builtins__ and has the right type.