[Python-ideas] PEP 485: A Function for testing approximate equality

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 27 23:00:05 CET 2015


On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:


> The order of dictionary iteration is arbitrary. Thanks to hash
> randomization, the order will differ each time the program is run.
>

duh, of course!.

But question remains -- legitimate use case, or pathological example?

This kind of points to a is_close_to() and a are are_close() function
(better than a flag, yes?) but that really does seem like overkill.

-Chris


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