A suspected bug

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Sun Feb 18 03:32:57 CET 2001


In article <3A8F2968.9240BD8C at sympatico.ca>,
Colin J. Williams <cjw at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>
>It seems to me that the bit of code below should report
>a type inconsistency. 
>X-Mozilla-Status: 0009 Sep 20 2000, 12:29:43) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.
>Portions Copyright 1994-2000 Mark Hammond (MarkH at ActiveState.com) - see
>'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
>>>> print 2 > '1'
>0
>>>> print 1 > '2'
>0
>>>>

What should the following code do:

foo = [1, '2']
foo.sort()

Because Python lists can contain heterogeneous information, the
comparison operators *must* work between types.
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