Obsolesence of <> (fwd)

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at gnosis.cx
Fri Jun 1 04:57:41 CEST 2001


Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters  <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
>I'm not really sure I like the change Alex points to.  It makes
>something like the below fail:
>
>  l = [(1+1j),(2-2j),Klass(),Klass(),Klass,5,4,3,'c','b','a']
>  l.sort()
>
>Many of the comparisons have no particular meaning. But it is nice to have
>everything have some arbitrary inequality relation in order to create
>partial orderings on the subsets of things that really do have an order.

aahz at panix.com (Aahz Maruch) wrote:
|Yup, this used to work.  Then came Unicode....

Huh?  What does Unicode have to do with anything?  The below works fine,
for example:

  Python 2.0.42-S1.2.23 (#0, Apr 25 2001, 20:59:49) [GNU C/C++] on os2
  Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
  >>> x = u"spam"
  >>> y = "spam"
  >>> z = 1+1j
  >>> w = u"eggs"
  >>> x < y
  0
  >>> x < z
  0
  >>> x < w
  0

At least in my 2.0 version, unicode strings seem to compare fine to
other things (I didn't try *every* other thing... but the obvious few
are happy).

Yours, Lulu...






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