To check if a variable is
Null in Python, there are some methods we have effectively tested: the
is operator, Use
try/except and the non-equal operator. Follow the article to better understand.
None and Null in Python
Nowaday, the keyword
null is used in many programming languages to represent that the pointer is not pointing to any value.
NULL is equivalent to 0. A newly created pointer points “miscellaneous” to a particular memory area. Assign the pointer to
NULL to make sure it points to 0. Even though 0 is an invalid location, it’s easier to manage than when the pointer points to an area we don’t know.
In Python, there is no
None is a specific object indicating that the object is missing the presence of a value. The Python
Null object is the singleton
In other words
None in Python is similar to the
Null keyword in other programming languages.
Check if a variable is Null in Python
Use the ‘is’ operator
is operator is used to compare the memory addresses of two arguments. Everything in Python is an object, and each object has its memory address. The
is operator checks if two variables refer to the same object in memory.
myVar = None # Check variable myVar is Null if myVar is None: print('The value of the variable myVar is None (null)')
The value of the variable myVar is None (null)
In the above example, I declared
value = None and then used the
is operator to check if
None or not. If
value is valid, then execute the
if statement; otherwise execute the
Do not use the
== operator to check for the value
None. Because in some cases will lead to erroneous results.
try/except block to check if the variable is
The ‘if’ statement in ‘try’ to check variable ‘value’ exists and the value of ‘value’ is ‘none’
try: if myVar is None: print('The value of the variable myVar is None (null)') # Check name exists except NameError: print("The variable myVar does not exist")
The variable myVar does not exist
Use the non-equal operator
Another method to check if a variable is
None is using the non-equal or
myVar = 1 if myVar != None: print('The variable is not null')
The variable is not null
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