Any list larger than any number by way of dimensions?

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at
Thu Jul 1 11:06:55 CEST 2004

Paul Miller wrote:
> David Fraser <davidf at> wrote in message news:<cbu24m$pv2$1 at>...
> [re: None < number < list < string < tuple ]
>> > 
>> > Which is consistent but wrong.
>> It's consistent but arbitrary. How can you say its wrong? It does what 
>> its defined to do.
> It may be right, but it's probably not The Right Thing To Do(tm).  The
> main problem /I/ have with it is that complex numbers represent an
> exception (no pun intended) to this rule among all the built-in types
> in that they don't compare to anything.
> I wonder if the Right Thing (tm) would be to have comparisons between
> types raise an exception unless the interpreter is instructed
> otherwise by a __cmp__ method.  This neatly takes care of subclasses
> of builtin types, so you could still use a subclass of int, for
> example, anywhere you could use an int (unless you specifically
> override __cmp__).
> from __future__ import comparisons, anyone? :)



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