Comparisons and singletons
aisaac0 at verizon.net
Sun Mar 26 11:32:31 CEST 2006
> > 2. If I really want a value True will I ever go astray with the test:
> > if a is True:
> > >>> a = True
> > >>> b = 1.
> > >>> c = 1
> > >>> a is True, b is True, c is True
> > (True, False, False)
"Ziga Seilnacht" <ziga.seilnacht at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> I think that True and False, although they were added in version
> 2.3, were not true singeltons until version 2.4.
OK, but Python 2.3 yields the same result as above.
> You should finish
> reading the PEP, see especially this part:
> - Don't compare boolean values to True or False using ==
> Yes: if greeting:
> No: if greeting == True:
> Worse: if greeting is True:
I do not think this is relevant to the question I asked,
which was how to test for a value of True, if that's
what I really want. I think the outcome of this
discussion has been: use 'is'.
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