[Python-Dev] A proposal has surfaced on comp.lang.python to
ark-mlist at att.net
Fri Mar 19 12:42:39 EST 2004
> I would say that Python is served well by the two equality predicates
> it has, that it is impossible to please everyone, and that users
> should get used to writing the predicate they want if it is not one of
> the builtins.
Without disagreeing with your statement, I can also say this:
The fact that "is" is so easy to use encourages some programmers to use it
when they would be better off with a different predicate that is much less
readily available. If "is" represented this other predicate instead, most
programs that use it would be better off.
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