True inconsistency in Python

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Nov 13 23:46:21 CET 2003


Borcis wrote:

> there's the equivalent, and more explicit :
> 
> if bool(var)==True : blah

The explicitness here does not gain you anything.  In a truth context,
x, bool(x), and bool(x) == True are all precisely identical.  There is
absolutely no value gained by writing bool(x) == True instead of just x.

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