bool constructor is inconsistent?

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Sep 11 02:25:07 CEST 2010


On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:23:34 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:

> IN [3]: bool('False')
> Out[3]: True
> 
> In [4]: int('32')
> Out[4]: 32

Where is the inconsistency? bool('False') returns the same result as for 
any other non-empty string:

>>> bool("not true")
True
>>> bool("no")
True
>>> bool("incorrect")
True
>>> bool("wrong")
True
>>> bool("Faux")
True
>>> bool("Falsch")
True
>>> bool("Falso")
True
>>> bool("偽")
True
>>> bool("Ложно")
True



Treating the string "False" as identical to the named global False would 
be inconsistent. 


-- 
Steven



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