checking if two things do not equal None

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Mar 30 03:37:28 CEST 2014

On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 12:19 PM, Tim Chase
<python.list at> wrote:
> On 2014-03-30 10:17, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Tim Chase <tim at>
>> wrote:
>>> Though am I correct that your iteration tests for equality, while
>>> mine tests for identity?  Also, my version bails early in the
>>> event quitting early is possible.  That's particularly useful in
>>> the case of doing something like
>>>   if all(x() is None for x in [func1, func2, func3, costly_func]):
>             ^^^
>>>     do_something()
>> Presumably you mean to actually call those functions, as checking
>> the identity of a costly function is still cheap :)
> Which is what I do...calling only those necessary until the all/any
> condition has been met. :-)
> If you create the list of things to iterate over by calling them as
> you create the list, then you don't save much of anything.  If you
> only call until one of them breaks the any/all construct, you save
> all the subsequent function calls.

*facepalm* Yep, you do indeed. My bad! Take no notice of the man
behind the curtain...


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