"a in b" calls a.__cmp__, why?

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Sun Jun 22 16:12:10 CEST 2003


Sets rule ok!

Gerrit Holl wrote:
> Ah, thanks... I'll override __eq__ then to compare by equality.
> > If you want identity in-ness, either program the search yourself or
> > use a list  (or dict/set) of ids and search for id(item) in idlist.
> > 
> > If your list is long (enough) and repeatedly searched, sorting and
> > using binsearch or making a set or dict for hash access will be
> > faster.
> 
> I will try that.

Ah, Sets are much better, also in other places in my game. I was
already using them so I should have known them...

What is binsearch, actually? I wasn't able to find anything about
it on the www or usenet.

yours,
Gerrit.

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