[Python-Dev] "and" and "or" operators in Py3.0

skip@pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 21 16:22:09 CEST 2005

I suppose this is a dead horse now, but I will kick it one more time.

Under the rubrics of "explicit is better than implicit" and "there should
only be one wat to do it", I would rather see

    bool_val = bool(foo or bar)

instead of having the "or" operator implicitly call bool() for me.  There's
clear value to the current semantics and it's so easy to get a boolean if
you want it, I see no reason for a change.


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