Why are tuples immutable?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at iinet.net.au
Sat Dec 18 08:06:35 CET 2004


Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Although, it looks like new-style classes currently don't apply this 
> rule - you get the default hash implementation from object no matter what:
> 
> That may be a bug rather than a feature :)

And indeed it is:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=660098&group_id=5470&atid=105470
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2003-December/041375.html

A discussion I was actually involved in, and had forgotten about. . .

Cheers,
Nick.

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