[Python-Dev] containment checking

Glenn Linderman glenn at nevcal.com
Sat Mar 20 01:15:06 CET 2010

On 3/19/2010 4:58 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Glenn Linderman<v+python<at>  g.nevcal.com>  writes:
>> >  
>> >  If there's a bug in your __eq__ method, it may or may not raise an
>> >  exception, which may or may not get you wrong containment results.  But
>> >  it will probably get you buggy results, somehow or another.  That's what
>> >  design, code reviews, and testing are for.
> We'll have to "agree to disagree" then. If you want error silencing by default,
> Python is not the language you are looking for.

We can agree to disagree, if you like.  But taken to the limit, the Zen 
you quoted would prevent the try except clause from being used.

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