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

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 20:49:20 CET 2015

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> 2) Do most Python users still agree that arithmetic operations should be
>> supported on booleans?
> It would be so massively backward compatible that it's not worth thinking
> about.

The only time I encountered a situation where True + True was not 2 was in

>>> numpy.bool_(True) + True

That was *very* inconvenient!
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