"monty" < "python"

Jan Oelze jan at codein.is
Wed Mar 20 14:38:23 CET 2013


From the docs[0]:

"Strings are compared lexicographically using the numeric equivalents (the result of the built-in function ord()) of their characters. Unicode and 8-bit strings are fully interoperable in this behavior."

[0] http://docs.python.org/2/reference/expressions.html#not-in

On 20.03.2013, at 14:33, franzferdinand <melo.dumoulin at hotmail.com> wrote:

>>>> "Monty" < "Python"
> True
>>>> "Z" < "a"
> True
>>>> "Monty" < "Montague"
> 
> False
> What's the rule about that? Is it the number of letters or what?
> thanks
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