NoneType and new instances

Ethan Furman ethan at
Fri Jul 29 00:10:02 CEST 2011

Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at> wrote:
>> I'll use a lambda to get around it, but that's not very elegant.  Why
>> shouldn't NoneType be able to return the singleton None?
> Why a lambda?
> def ThisFunctionWillReturnNone():
>     pass
> Although, since the returning of None is crucial to it, it'd probably
> be better to explicitly "return None". But minimalist useful functions
> are amusing.

More amusing still:

def NoneType():
     "Returns None"


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