Is 'everything' a refrence or isn't it?

David Murmann david.murmann at
Thu Jan 5 07:56:18 EST 2006

Ich schrieb:
> well, as far as i can see the relevant function is
> in Objects/intobject.c, which does compare by value. so, this is
> either special-cased elsewhere or not optimized (should/can it be?).

it is special-cased, but still compares by value. the relevant
parts from "Python/ceval.c":

  if (PyInt_CheckExact(w) && PyInt_CheckExact(v)) {
    a = PyInt_AS_LONG(v);
    b = PyInt_AS_LONG(w);
    switch (oparg) {
      case PyCmp_EQ: res = a == b; break;

sorry if i am being noisy.


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