What values are considered false?

John Baxter jwbaxter at spamcop.net
Thu Feb 21 09:55:42 CET 2002


In article <3c7455a8_4 at corp.newsgroups.com>,
 "Joshua Muskovitz" <joshm at taconic.net> wrote:

> Philosophically, I would say that () and "" are different because tuples can
> contain objects of any type, while strings can only contain characters.

I don't think strings contain characters.  I think strings contain 
one-character strings.

>>> type("abc"[0])
<type 'string'>

This particular test was on
% python
Python 2.1 (#1, 04/22/01, 11:06:25) 
[GCC Apple DevKit-based CPP 6.0alpha] on darwin1

  --John



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