[Python-Dev] Re: the "3*x works w/o __rmul__" bug

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Oct 27 19:04:24 EST 2003

Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com>:

> Nobody's asking for 3.0*x to work where x is a user-coded type
> without an __rmul__; rather, the point is that 3*x should fail too,
> and ideally they'd have the same clear error message as 3+x
> gives when the type has no __radd__.

Okay, that makes sense.

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