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[Tutor] beginning to code

On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:05:37 +0000, Stefan Ram wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> writes:
>>The *only* reasonable place to stop is right at the beginning: if
>>at least for languages like Pascal and Java where `if` requires a
>>specific boolean type.
>   In Java, not only does the if-statement require a boolean expression,
>   but one also cannot convert other types into boolean!

Thanks for the clarification. I didn't mean to imply that literally 
"bool(x)" would be valid Java, or Pascal.

If I remember correctly, in Pascal the name of the type is "boolean".

Steven D'Aprano
?You are deluded if you think software engineers who can't write 
operating systems or applications without security holes, can write 
virtualization layers without security holes.? ?Theo de Raadt