[Python-Dev] redefining is
nas-python at python.ca
Fri Mar 19 15:15:05 EST 2004
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 03:02:54PM -0500, Andrew Koenig wrote:
> I disagree: There are some contexts that are already written into the
> Python language--a fact that gives those contexts a status beyond mere
> application dependence. In particular, the language says that when you use
> a particular string literal in a program, you may or may not get the same
> object, but if you get two different objects, there will be no way to
> distinguish those objects from each other without examining their identity.
> That is not a notion I made up, nor is it dependent on any particular
> application. It's already part of Python.
Okay, but I don't see why that implementation detail is important.
> So what I'm claiming is that there should be a way of asking: Given two
> objects, is there any way to distinguish them aside from their identity?
Why do you need to ask that question? Further more, why is it
important enough to require a builtin operator?
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