Guilty as charged

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 15:30:34 EDT 2018


On 27/07/18 17:23, Schachner, Joseph wrote:
> 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.
> 

Your apology is accepted.  Thank you.

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Mark Lawrence



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