bool constructor is inconsistent?

David Robinow drobinow at
Fri Sep 10 21:56:38 CEST 2010

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Stefan Schwarzer
<sschwarzer at> wrote:
> Hi Neal,
> On 2010-09-10 20:23, Neal Becker wrote:
>> IN [3]: bool('False')
>> Out[3]: True
> If you consider strings, only an empty string has a false
> value. So the string 'False' which is non-empty, results in
> a true boolean value.
> ...
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