[Python-3000] Please re-add __cmp__ to python 3000

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Nov 17 18:07:02 CET 2007

> It'd be simpler still if we only had __cmp__ and __eq__.  I just don't
> understand the use cases where that's not sufficient.
> Hrm.  I guess set's subset checking requires more relationships than
> __cmp__ provides.  Abandoning that feature probably isn't an option,
> so nevermind me.
> (Although, if we really wanted we could use -2/+2 to mean
> subset/superset, while -1/+1 mean smaller/larger.)

It's the difference between partial and total order. Some things have
only a partial order, so they can't implement __cmp__; or __cmp__ would
have to be extended to support "unordered" as a result.


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