True == 1 weirdness

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Sep 16 22:17:44 CEST 2015

On 16/09/2015 17:16, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:
>> Far as I can see, the only operator that you might want to disallow
>> chaining on is 'in' (and its mate 'not in', of course). It isn't
>> common, but "x is y is z is None" is a perfectly reasonable way to
>> ascertain whether or not they're all None, just as "x = y = z = None"
>> is a perfectly reasonable way to set them all to None;
> Then you can have:
>     first_node is not node is not last_node
> No, seriously, that's not reasonable.
> Frankly, I don't think chaining was all that great of an idea.
> Marko

I disagree, perfectly logical where I sit.

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Mark Lawrence

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