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String booleans

I don't understand if any non empty string is True, then why a comparison ('string' == True) is False

13th Jul 2022, 8:22 PM
Sator Arepo🌾🌌
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Hi Sator Arepo🌾🌌 That’s because you are comparing to different datatypes; a string with a boolean. But you can test this: print(bool('string') == True)
13th Jul 2022, 8:28 PM
Per Bratthammar
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A non-empty string evaluates to True only when treated as a boolean, like: if 'something': # Evals to True When used as is, it keeps its value: if 'True' == True # Evals to False
14th Jul 2022, 7:21 PM
Emerson Prado
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