comparing strings and ints

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 13 02:32:24 CEST 2000


grant at nowhere. (Grant Edwards) writes:

> No, it said "_consistently_ but arbitrarily" [emph added].
> That means that you don't which result you will get when a
> string and an int are compared, but you know you will always
> get the _same_ result.

That's one reading; however I'd have thought a more likely one would
be to specify that if x>y is true once for some x and y of differing
types, then x>y is true each subsequent time it is evaluated.

can-I-have-a-language-lawyer-brownie-point?-ly y'rs
M.

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