Proposal: === and !=== operators

Roy Smith roy at
Sun Jul 13 01:06:34 CEST 2014

In article <mailman.11779.1405206078.18130.python-list at>,
 Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 4:14 AM, Johannes Bauer <dfnsonfsduifb at> wrote:
> > Bullshit. Comparing floats by their representation is *generally* a bad
> > idea because of portability issues. You don't know if IEEE754 is used to
> > represent floats on the systems that your code is used on.
> No, you don't, but I think you can safely assume that 1.0 == 1.0 on
> any system that Python runs on.
> ChrisA

But, you can still have:

>>> print x
>>> print y
>>> print x == y

which, I know, isn't really what you were talking about, but it is part 
of the general confusion of using floats.

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