Any list larger than any number by way of dimensions?

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Jun 30 11:47:02 CEST 2004


Dan Bishop wrote:
> Harald Massa <cpl.19.ghum at spamgourmet.com> wrote in message news:<Xns9516E5F85104Ecpl19ghumspamgourmet at 195.20.224.116>...
> 
>>Peter,
>>
>>
>>>data = [ ... some list ]
>>>buffersize = min(data,10)
>>>
>>>Of course what I really wanted was
>>>
>>>buffersize = min(len(data),10)
>>
>>if my memory suits me right, when everything else fails, Python is just 
>>comparing the IDs of the objects. IDs are connected to the memory 
>>addresses.
> 
> 
> That's true for user-defined objects, but for built-in types the rule is 
> 
> 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.

David



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