[Python-ideas] Null coalescing operators

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Sep 19 23:47:52 CEST 2015

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 2:39 PM, Random832 <random832 at fastmail.com> wrote:

> Xavier Combelle
> <xavier.combelle at gmail.com> writes:
> > I'm curious on which API returning None, a major bonus on using python
> > is that I pretty never stumbled upon the equivalent of
> > NullPointerException.
> It doesn't strictly have one; None is an object and you get the usual
> TypeError, AttributeError, etc, upon using it in a place it's not expected.

Most often AttributeError. It's pretty common in large Python systems.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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