1 or 1/0 doesn't raise an exception

Rohannes ronen.agranat at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 11:32:41 CET 2008

'Dive into Python' has a very memorable and interesting section on the
exact behaviour of 'and' and 'or' in Python:


> No: &, | (and ^, too) perform bitwise operations in Python, C and Java:

"In complete evaluation ... both expressions are always evaluated. To
obtain complete evaluation in Java, you use & rather than && ... and
use | in place of ||" - Walter Savitch, Absolute Java 2nd ed.

Although & IS the bitwise-AND operator in Java:

I guess it's a matter of context.

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