[Python-3000] Please re-add __cmp__ to python 3000
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Oct 30 00:30:36 CET 2007
David A. Wheeler wrote:
> Greg Ewing stated "Why not provide a __richcmp__ method that directly connects
> with the corresponding type slot?
> It _seems_ to me that this is the same as "__cmp__",
No, it's not -- a __richcmp__ method would take an extra
argument specifying which of the six comparison operations
to perform, and return a boolean instead of -1, 0, 1.
Giving it the same name as the old __cmp__ would be
confusing, I think.
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