Is there any difference between:
if foo is None: pass
if foo == None: pass
The convention that I’ve seen in most Python code (and the code I myself write) is the former, but I recently came across code which uses the latter. None is an instance (and the only instance, IIRC) of NoneType, so it shouldn’t matter, right? Are there any circumstances in which it might?
is always returns
True if it compares the same object instance
== is ultimately determined by the
>>> class Foo(object): def __eq__(self, other): return True >>> f = Foo() >>> f == None True >>> f is None False