Implicit conversion to boolean in if and while statements

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Sun Jul 15 11:17:12 CEST 2012

Andrew Berg, 15.07.2012 10:34:
> This has probably been discussed before, but why is there an implicit
> conversion to a boolean in if and while statements?

There isn't. This has nothing to do with "if" or "while".

All objects have a truth value in Python, evaluating to True by default
(object), unless they implement the test themselves.

As Chris said, very convenient.


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