# Python etc / Chain is

Published: 2022-09-27.

A long time ago, we already covered the chaining of comparison operations: https://t.me/pythonetc/411

A quick summary is that the result of right value from each comparison gets passed into the next one:

13 > 2 > 1  # same as 13 > 2 and 2 > 1
# True

13 > 2 > 3  # same as 13 > 2 and 2 > 3
# False


What’s interesting, is that is and in are also considered to be operators, and so can be also chained, which can lead to unexpected results:

a = None
a is None           # True, as expected
a is None is True   # False 🤔
a is None == True   # False 🤔
a is None is None   # True  🤯


The best practice is to use the operator chaining only to check if the value in a range using < and <=:

teenager = 13 < age < 19