Incomparable abominations (was: python-dev Summary)

Dan Bishop danb_83 at
Sun Mar 23 09:46:06 CET 2003

"Donn Cave" <donn at> wrote in message news:<1048379933.586672 at yasure>...

> What about
>       1 == "2"
> should it also be cause for an exception?

Imho, no.  It should simply have a value of False.

> Sorry if I missed the
> earlier posts in this thread that would explain how == differs from
> < in this application.

Because it makes intuitive sense that x != y when x and y have
completely different types.  The same cannot be said about "3" < 1.

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