"/a" is not "/a" ?
marduk at letterboxes.org
Sat Mar 7 09:11:02 CET 2009
On Sat, 2009-03-07 at 03:07 -0500, Albert Hopkins wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 23:57 -0800, Paul Rubin wrote:
> > alex23 <wuwei23 at gmail.com> writes:
> > > But _you_ only _just_ stated "It does have some (generally small)
> > > performance ramifications as
> > > well" and provided timing examples to show it. Without qualification.
> > The performance difference can be large if the objects are (for
> > example) long lists.
> I would think (not having looked) that the implementation of == would
> first check for identity (for performance reasons)... but then that lead
> me to ask: can an object be identical but not equal to itself?
... answered my own question
def __eq__(self, b):
>>> x == Foo()
>>> x is x
>>> x == x
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