Python - if statement Boolean Tests


In Python the boolean test has the following rules:

  • All objects have an inherent Boolean true or false value.
  • Any nonzero number or nonempty object is true.
  • Zero numbers, empty objects, and None are considered false.
  • Comparisons and equality tests are applied recursively to data structures.
  • Comparisons and equality tests return True or False (custom versions of 1 and 0).
  • Boolean and and or operators return a true or false operand object.
  • Boolean operators stop evaluating (short circuit) as soon as a result is known.

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