[Python-Dev] Re: Generalizing "in" to pairs of sequences

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 17:20:15 -0400

Barry A. Warsaw <barry@zope.com>:
>     ESR> How about "contains"?  E.g.
>     | if a.contains(b):
>     | 	# do stuff
> Heh, and from there it's a small leap to a.__contains__(b), a.k.a.
> "b in a".
> Sneaky Eric, very sneaky. :)

You know, that didn't consciously occur to me.  Which only goes to show
that my unconscious mind is even *more* evil...BWAHAHAHAHAA!
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