[Python-Dev] Rich Comparisons technical prerelease

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 18:04:09 -0500

Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org>:
>   This makes it possible to define types with partial orderings.

Guido's time machine is working again, and seems now to have been
augmented by telepathy.  I was just thinking about bugging him about

I will definitely check this out with my set() class -- it was waiting on
rich comparisons so I could do partial-orderings properly.  If it works,
we'll have set algebra for the standard library.  Coolness.
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