operator overloading on built-ins

r.grimm at science-computing.de r.grimm at science-computing.de
Fri Nov 9 07:53:16 CET 2007

could you explaint me the difference between the two following

Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Oct  7 2006, 23:45:05)
[GCC 3.3.5 20050117 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)] on linux2
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>>> (1).__cmp__(10)
>>> 1.__cmp__(10)
  File "<stdin>", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

The first works as expect, but the second.

Regards Rainer

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