Python 3.0 - is this true?

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at gmx.net
Sun Nov 9 05:36:59 CET 2008


On 9 Nov., 05:04, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:

> Have you written any Python code where you really wanted the old,
> unpredictable behavior?

Sure:

if len(L1) == len(L2):
    return sorted(L1) == sorted(L2)  # check whether two lists contain
the same elements
else:
    return False

It doesn't really matter here what the result of the sorts actually is
as long as the algorithm leads to the same result for all permutations
on L1 ( and L2 ).



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