Argument of the bool function

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Apr 10 02:22:00 EDT 2011

On 2011-04-09 23:15 , rusi wrote:
> On Apr 10, 8:35 am, Grant Edwards<inva... at invalid.invalid>  wrote:
>> On 2011-04-09, Lie Ryan<lie.1... at>  wrote:
>>> On 04/09/11 08:59, candide wrote:
>>>> Le 09/04/2011 00:03, Ethan Furman a ?crit :
>>>>>   >  bool([x])
>>>> dir([object])
>>>> Not very meaningful, isn't it ?
>>> The error says it unambiguously, dir() does not take *keyword*
>>> arguments; instead dir() takes *positional* argument:
>>>      dir("Explicit is better than implicit")
>> I think the point is that both cases are documented exactly the same.
> In what case(s) would a keyword arg to bool be reasonable?

It's just an implementation detail. It's not worth the electrons wasted in this 
thread already.

Robert Kern

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  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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