Author belopolsky
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Date 2014-03-05.22:50:09
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The rationale for making this change is that the current behaviour converts a stylistic problem in checking values against a sentinel via "bool(value)" instead of "value is not None" into a subtle data driven behavioural bug that only occurs exactly at 0x0.0p+0.

If someone wants to write the patch to deprecate this behaviour in Python 3.5 (reporting a deprecation warning whenever midnight is interpreted as False, perhaps suggesting the use of "is" or "is not" instead), and then actually change the behaviour in 3.6, I don't believe we should actively oppose them from doing so.

See also issue #13936.
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