Guilty as charged

Schachner, Joseph Joseph.Schachner at Teledyne.com
Fri Jul 27 12:23:11 EDT 2018


Re: "...while

   thing == None
would work perfectly in almost all cases in practice, it's unidiomatic and suggests the writer isn't quite comfortable with the workings of the language"

I admit, I've been a C++ programmer for many years and a Python programmer for only about 5 years.  But, I did learn something here.  I've read books on Python and somehow still did not know that None is guaranteed to be a singleton in all implementations, and that not only does "thing is None" therefore work (guaranteed), but that that is the Pythonic thing to do.  ...   Maybe I missed it, but I'll remember it now.

--- Joseph S.


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