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Tue Feb 26 20:42:18 CET 2013
"Jean-Michel Pichavant" <jeanmichel at sequans.com> wrote in message
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> ----- Original Message -----
>> Hi guys,
>> Question. Have this code
>> intX = 32 # decl + init int var
>> intX_asString = None # decl + init with NULL string var
>> intX_asString = intX.__str__ () # convert int to string
>> What are these ugly underscores for?
> I can't wait for the
> intX_asString_asBool = intX_asString.__bool__()
> if (intX_asString_asBool == True):
> # do something
As serious a character as I am, I had good laughs at this. Don't you all
like my questions for all the exitainment they offer?
The "__str__" issue was a genuine question. I'm glad to find there is also a
__bool_ () method, shall I need it. :-) Please note, this is not how I write
my code. I'm not that bad a programmer, it's just Python which is so
different that I am doing what I need to help clarify things and help me
I don't find this post offensive, even though JM is deliberately making fun
of me. But to his credit, it is funny indeed. Let's laugh 2gether!
This reminds me, when I first started working with databases and saw an
error msg which said that my query had "ambiguous columns" I laughed for 1/2
hr. I found it incredibly exitaining that a 100% deterministic piece of
hardware could have the word "ambiguous" in its internal dictionary.
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