integer and string compare, is that correct?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jan 19 22:15:35 CET 2010


In article <hickp8$cfg$00$1 at news.t-online.com>,
Peter Otten  <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>
>The use cases for an order that works across types like int and str are
>weak to non-existent. Implementing it was considered a mistake and has
>been fixed in Python 3:

That is not precisely correct from my POV.  The primary use case for
order that works across types is sorting lists of heterogeneous data.
Many people relied on that feature; however, experience showed that it
caused more bugs than it fixed.  But that doesn't obviate the use of the
feature.
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