[Python-Dev] Dict suppressing exceptions

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Aug 10 16:32:29 CEST 2006

On 8/10/06, Michael Urman <murman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I strongly believe that unicode vs str here is the symptom and not the
> actual problem.

No. Everywhere when __eq__ fails, we can safely tell the user that
it's a bug in their __eq__ that they should fix (maybe by making it
return False when the other object isn't a type they recognize). But
we can't fix unicode-vs-str comparison without breaking too much code.
So we have to somehow deal with that without changing the behavior of
that particular __eq__.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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