"0 in [True,False]" returns True

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Dec 13 08:27:46 CET 2005


bonono at gmail.com wrote:

> > but seriously, unless you're writing an introspection tool, testing for
> > bool is pretty silly.  just use "if v" or "if not v", and leave the rest to
> > Python.
> >
> The OP's code(and his work around) doesn't look like he is testing for
> boolean

which of course explains why he wrote

    In some program I was testing if a variable was a boolean

in the post I replied to...

> but more like the data type of something. I thought there is some idiom
> in python which said something like "don't assume" ?

"think before you post" ?

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