More damage to intuition (was RE: [Python-Dev] Comparison of recursive objects)

Eric S. Raymond
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 12:21:09 -0500

Guido van Rossum <>:
> While fixing the test_b1 code again, which depends on this behavior, I
> thought of a refinement: it wouldn't be hard to make None compare
> smaller than *anything* (including numbers).
> Is this worth it?

I think so, if only for the sake of well-definedness.
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