Checking if elements are empty

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 11 14:48:02 CEST 2007


Neil Cerutti wrote:
> On 2007-09-10, Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>>> I have a quibble not with the functionality of the boolean check,
>>> but with its expressiveness. if y[0] == "" expresses more, i.e.,
>>> that I expect y[0] to contain a Python byte string.
>> I have a quibble with a test that will raise an exception when
>> the anticipated condition is true. Your test is patently
>> absurd, as you would have discovered had you bothered to try
>> it:
> 
> "if y[0] == "" expresses more, i.e., that I expect y[0] to
> contain a Python byte string."
> 
That isn't unreasonable immediately after

y = "...".split(...)

though, is it? I was talking tosh above.

regards
  Steve
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