[Python-ideas] Should bool continue to inherit from int?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jan 21 19:20:48 CET 2015

On 01/21/2015 03:32 AM, Michael Mitchell wrote:

> 1) Would it still be very inconvenient to implement bools separately from ints?

Extremely.  Lots of code relies on the int properties of bool.

> 2) Do most Python users still agree that arithmetic operations should be supported on booleans?

I certainly do.  It might be nice from an ivory-tower perspective to keep bools separate from ints, but in a
Practicality Beats Purity world it is quite handy.


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