Is " a is b " and " id(a) == id(b) " the same?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Sun Mar 16 08:44:03 CET 2003


Alex Martelli wrote:

> Not when they exist at the same time.  I think you failed to notice
> the crucial aspect in explaining the anomaly found by the original
> poster: that the method objects are being generated on the fly and
> go away at once, so the "exist at the same time" doesn't apply --
> their id can get recycled.

Ah, interesting.  Learn something new every day.

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