'if name is not None:' v. 'if name:'

Victor Noagbodji noagbodjivictor at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 21:44:25 CEST 2008


>>what's the difference between these two statement?
>one checks if the given object is not None, the other checks if it's a true value:
>http://docs.python.org/ref/Booleans.html#Booleans
>>And which one should one use?
>depends on what you want to test for, of course.
>
></F>

Well that's exactly why I'm asking. Since None returns False in if
statements. Why do people use if name is not None: instead of simply
writing if not name?

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NOAGBODJI Paul Victor



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