Confusion about dictionaries - keys use value or identity?

Tim Peters at
Sun Jul 8 17:13:00 EDT 2001

[Steve Holden]
> ...
> Key comparison of strings will test the lengths fisrt, and if the
> lengths are the same will stop once two unequal characters are found...

That's backwards.  If it tested the lengths first, then e.g. "z" < "aaa"
would be true.

"perl"<"python"-is-true-either-way-though-ly y'rs  - tim

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