question about True values

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Thu Oct 26 02:50:01 CEST 2006


Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> writes:

> skip at pobox.com wrote:
> > s is not equal to the boolean object True, but it also doesn't
> > evaluate to the string class's "nil" value.  Each of the builtin
> > types has such an "empty" or "nil" value:
> > 
> >     string              ""
> >     list                []
> >     tuple               ()
> >     dict                {}
> >     int                 0
> >     float               0.0
> >     complex             0j
> >     set                 set()
> > 
> > Any other value besides the above will compare as "not false".
>
> And today's question for the novices is: which Python type did Skip
> miss from the above list?

       bool             False

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