cmp of multiple attributes

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at
Wed Dec 22 20:30:32 CET 2004

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Comparisons of tuples, lists, etc, are *lexicographical*: the first
> items are compared; iff they're equal, then the second items, and so
> forth.  IOW, exactly what you want in this case.

Just to check my understanding, this means that:

     cmp(a0, b0) or cmp(a1, b1) or ... or cmp(aN, bN)

should give the same result as:

     cmp((a0, a1, ... aN), (b0, b1, ... bN))



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