[Python-Dev] == on object tests identity in 3.x

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jul 8 03:51:51 CEST 2014

Andreas Maier writes:

 > A class designer can directly implement what equality means to the
 > class, but he or she cannot implement an accessor method for the
 > value.

Of course she can!  What you mean to say, I think, is that Python does
not insist on an accessor method for the value.  Ie, there is no dunder
method __value__ on instances of class object.

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