Unexpected behaviour from the 'in' operator

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Tue Feb 25 04:15:03 CET 2003


Rene Pijlman wrote:
> If this is true I guess the equality operator could be optimized
> to first check for identity, and only test non-identical objects
> for equality.

That would be a semantic change. Currently it's possible
to create an object that is not == to itself; if the
above optimisation were made, this wouldn't work
reliably.

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Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
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