Boolean tests [was Re: Attack a sacred Python Cow]

Russ P. Russ.Paielli at
Wed Jul 30 08:39:45 CEST 2008

On Jul 29, 11:36 pm, Erik Max Francis <m... at> wrote:
> Russ P. wrote:
> > On Jul 29, 11:09 pm, Erik Max Francis <m... at> wrote:
> >> I'm getting this sneaking suspicion that you guys are all putting us on.
> > As I said in an earlier post, I realize that this would only work if
> > there were only one copy of "empty" (as there is only one copy of
> > "None"). I don't know off hand if that is feasible or not.
> It's only feasible if you change what `is` means for this one bizarre
> use case, which isn't a good idea.
> > You reply reeks of the kind of pedantic snobbishness that makes me
> > sick.
> Well, if understanding what the `is` operator means is pedantic
> snobbishness, then hey, go right ahead.
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I fully understand what the "is" operator is, and I never had any
problem with it at all, thank you.

But then again, I suppose that depends on what the meaning of "is"
is ...

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