Equivalent code to the bool() built-in function

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Apr 18 01:46:35 CEST 2011

candide <candide at free.invalid> writes:

> Le 17/04/2011 11:46, Ben Finney a écrit :
> > What is the “shortcut” you refer to?
> bool(x) is nothing more than a shortcut for the following expression :
> True if x else False.

We're going around in circles. I've already pointed out that ‘bool(x)’
is what the expression you're talking about will do behind the scenes
for the ‘if x’ clause *anyway*. It's bizarre to call that a shortcut.

You seem to expect the documentation to be explicit about everything the
implementation does. Either that, or you're not making much sense.

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