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Using Optionals in Python

Say ‘non’ to None.

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There are often situations in code where a required value doesn’t exist. A typical way of dealing with this is to return None but optionals provide a cleaner way, and the optional.py module provides an easy-to-use implementation of optionals.

An example

For example, suppose we had a customer database, and we needed a function to find the…

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