Help - Glossary - F - false

As the small initial letter shows, false is not a class. It is a constant of Squeak, like true. It is useful in all manner of testing and coding. Try these with Cmd-d. The reference is to Orwell's "1984", in which the here is tortured by the ruling Party to make him admit that whatever the Party says is true because the Party says is:

4=5 ifTrue: [Transcript cr; show: 'The Party is right after all'.]
4=5 ifFalse: [Transcript cr; show: 'The Party cannot be all right'.]

It has a class False (try this with Cmd-b) , in which there is clever code that enables one to write the above and many other kinds of conditional tests and loops. Also see nil.

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