[Python-ideas] cmp and sorting non-symmetric types

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Nov 15 03:21:37 CET 2007

Luke Stebbing wrote:
> set only needs 4 values, but other types need more.

A type can always override the 6 separate methods if
it needs to. I'm not proposing to replace these, only
to provide a simpler alternative that covers most use

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