Comparing objects to built-in literals

Richard Hayden rah03 at nospam.doc.ic.ac.uk
Fri Mar 11 21:45:37 CET 2005


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Hi,

Let's say I have a class which does not define __cmp__ or any of the
rich comparison functions and let x be an instance of this class, then
if I do:

x < 2
or x < ['hello']

I get True everytime. Now, I know that when no __cmp__ etc. is defined,
comparison of objects is done on identity (i.e. address), but what is
going on with literals like in these cases?

Thanks,

Richard Hayden.

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