How to convert a ">" into a >

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Sun Jun 22 06:45:49 CEST 2008


dominique <MyDomDom at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Jun 21, 1:37 pm, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
>>
>> Look at the operator module. In your above example:
>>
>> return {
>>    '>': operator.gt,
>>    '=': operator.eq,
>>    '<': operator.lt,
>>    }[variable]
>
>Thanks a lot John
>Dominique

Yes, but you need to remember that what you are getting is not literally an
operator.  That is, if you store that return value in a variable called
"op", you can't say this:

    if x op y:
        ....

Instead, what you have is a function, so you'll have to write it:

    if op( x, y ):
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