API design question for dbf.py
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sat Jul 7 00:46:42 CEST 2012
> On 06/07/2012 22:34, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> I'm looking for some free advice. ;)
>> My dbf module has three basic containers, all of which support list-like
>> access: Table, List, and Index, each of which is filled with
>> The fun part is that a _DbfRecord can compare equal to another
>> _DbfRecord, a _DbfRecordTemplate, a tuple with the same values in the
>> same locations, or a dict with the same keys/fields and values.
>> The really fun part is __contains__: should the __contains__ method
>> return True when a _DbfRecordTemplate, tuple, or dict is looked up in
>> the Table, List, or Index and there is a matching record?
> Well, if x is in c and x == y, then y is in c. Does that help? ;-)
Heh, that's pretty much the conclusion I was coming to. As a more
--> x = 4.0
--> x in [1, 4, 7, 4, 9, 3, 4]
It's checking for equality, not identity.
Thinks for helping me think that through.
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