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Do not promote `None` as the first argument to `filter` in documentation.


2018-03-06 17:55 GMT+03:00 Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:

> If the first argument is None, the identity function is assumed. That
> is, all elements of the iterable that are false are removed; it is
> equivalent to (item for item in iterable if item). It is approximately
> equivalent to (but faster than) filter(bool, iterable).
>
> ChrisA
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If you look in C source for `filter_next`
https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/5d92647102fac9e116b98ab8bbc632eeed501c34/Python/bltinmodule.c#L593,
there is a line:

int checktrue = lz->func == Py_None || lz->func == (PyObject
*)&PyBool_Type;

So the only difference between `filter(None, ls`) and `filter(bool, ls)` is
LOAD_NAME vs LOAD_CONST and that `None` is checked before than `bool`.


With kind regards,
-gdg