[Python-3000] Is __cmp__ deprecated?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Aug 24 15:02:52 CEST 2007
On Fri, Aug 24, 2007, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> cmp() is still alive and __cmp__ is used to overload it; on the one
>> hand I'd like to get rid of it but OTOH it's occasionally useful.
> Maybe you could keep cmp() but implement it in terms of, say, __lt__
> and __eq__?
No! The whole point of cmp() is to be able to make *one* call; this is
especially important for things like Decimal and NumPy.
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