How to check something is in a list with rich-comparison objects?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Wed Sep 16 08:57:30 CEST 2009

En Wed, 16 Sep 2009 03:36:32 -0300, Jason <jason.heeris at>  

> On Sep 16, 2:39 am, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at>
> wrote:
>> Looks like a bug in pysvn. Some class (whatever  
>> pysvn.wc_notify_action.status_completed is) is not well written. When  
>> compared against something unknown, it should return NotImplemented  
>> instead of raising AttributeError.

(top posting corrected)

> I will raise this with pysvn, if I can ever find their issue reporting
> system.
> In the meantime, I suppose I can only do this by traversing the list
> with a loop and catching exceptions. Ugly, but seems to be the only
> way.

You might use a list subclass and override its __contains__ method (and  
perhaps index() too). It's the same ugly code, but at least expressions  

'foo' in some_list

would still work.

Gabriel Genellina

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