checking if an object IS in a list
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jul 18 22:49:21 CEST 2008
Peter Otten wrote:
>> So, precisely, you mean that if hash(a) != hash(b), a and b are
>> considered distinct, and else [ie. if hash(a) == hash(b)], a and b are
>> the same if and only if a == b ?
> Correct for set, dict. For lists etc. the hash doesn't matter:
Since CPython saves strings hashes as part of the string object (last I
read, as part of internal string caching), it does something similar.
Compare lengths, then hashes, then C array.
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