How to code a series of alternatives

Scott F sdfATexpertuneDOTcom
Mon Feb 23 19:28:03 CET 2004

testvar = bob

# Trial A: This does not work
if testvar == ("fred" or "bob):

# Trial B: This does work
if textvar == "fred" or textvar == "bob":

Trial B is OK for 1 or 2 tests, but gets messy for 5 or 6.  What is the 
variation of Trial A that will work?  


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