bool behavior in Python 3000?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Wed Jul 11 00:47:20 CEST 2007


Michael Hoffman <cam.ac.uk at mh391.invalid> writes:

> Alan Isaac wrote:
> > Is there any discussion of having real booleans
> > in Python 3000?
>
> I'm not sure how the bools we have now are not "real."

I'm guessing that Alan is referring (at least in part) to this behaviour:

    Python 2.4.4 (#2, Apr  5 2007, 20:11:18)
    [...]
    >>> True == 1
    True
    >>> False == 0
    True

Whereas a real bool type would have discrete values for True and False
that would not be equal to any other.

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