while 1 vs while True

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at iinet.net.au
Mon Dec 13 10:09:26 CET 2004

Dan Bishop wrote:
>>Out of pure curiousity,
>>Why wasn't 'While True' optimized also?
> Probably has something to do with "True" and "False" not being
> constants.

Yup. Even 'None' only just became a constant in 2.4.

I don't know if 'True' and 'False' are in line for similar treatment (there are 
obvious backwards compatibility issues in doing so).


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at email.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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