Need help with Python class idioms

Paul McGuire ptmcg at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Jan 22 00:18:40 CET 2004


"Jonathan Daugherty" <cygnus at cprogrammer.org> wrote in message
news:mailman.611.1074719029.12720.python-list at python.org...
> # P.S. Since you're asking about idiom, it would be more Pythonic to
write:
> #
> #     if self.mandatoryVar1 is None:
> #
> # using the identity test "is" rather than equality test "==", since there
is
> # only one None.
>
> I'd write
>
>   if not self.mandatoryVar1:
>
> but the first method works, too.
>
> -- 
>
>   Jonathan Daugherty
>   http://www.cprogrammer.org
>
>   "It's a book about a Spanish guy called Manual, you should read it."
>                                                             -- Dilbert
>

... what if mandatoryVar1 was set to False?

-- Paul





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