Last modified: Jan 10, 2023 By Alexander Williams
How to Properly Check if a Variable is Empty in Python
In this tutorial, we'll learn how to check if a variable if is empty by using 2 ways, the good and the bad ways.
1. Checking if variable is empty [Good way]
In this example, we'll check if the variable var is empty.
#empty variable var = "" #check if variable is empty if not var: print("yes it is!")
yes it is!
as you can see, var is empty
2. Checking if variable is empty [Bad way]
In this example, we will do the same thing that we did in the first example, but now in the bad way.
#empty variable var = "" #check if variable is empty if len(var) == 0: print("yes it is!")
yes it is!
As you can see, the code is working very well, but this is the worst way, because we don't need the len function,
remind, your code should be short, clean and easy to read
In this article, we have learned how to check empty variables, if you want to check empty variables, list and tuple, you should do like we did in the fist example.