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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
>>bool(x):
>>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".



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Steven D'Aprano
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operating systems or applications without security holes, can write 
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