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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Conditional Value

Joshua Lowell
Joshua Lowell
9,088 Points

'none' is not a string or a list? how do we change to true if its not anything?

I'm not understanding how to change admitted to true. Some help would be appreciated!

conditions.py
admitted = None

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

Even though admitted starts out representing nothing (None), you can always re-assign it later to represent something (else), including True.

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

admitted is a variable reference. So admitted = None means the variable admitted is referencing the value None (stored in memory some where - not important as Python handles that). You change it's value by changing what it refers to.

# change admitted to False
admitted = False
# change admitted to True
admitted = True