assymetry between a == b and a.__eq__(b)
__peter__ at web.de
Sat Dec 4 18:29:46 CET 2004
Tim Peters wrote:
> See the Python (language, not library) reference manual, section 3.3.8
> ("Coercion rules"), bullet point starting with:
> Exception to the previous item: if the left operand is an
> instance of a built-in type or a new-style class, and the right
> operand is an instance of a proper subclass of that type or
> class, ...
So that is settled then. Not the most likely place to investigate when one
has just read that "Arguments to rich comparison methods are never coerced"
in 3.3.1 ("Basic customization"), though.
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