bool and unicode

Ronald Oussoren oussoren at cistron.nl
Wed Aug 27 08:30:37 CEST 2003


On Tuesday, 26 August 2003, at 8:16, Roman Yakovenko wrote:

> Hi.
>
>>>> bool( u'True' )
> True
>>>> bool( u'False' )
> True
>>>>
>
> May somebody explain or give a reference to reason of such behaviour?

That has nothing to do with unicode, bool('False') is also True. 
help(bool) says: Returns True when the argument x is true, False 
otherwise. That is, x = bool(y) is the same as:
	if y:
		x = True
	else:
		x = False

Ronald






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