Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Mon Mar 3 22:35:56 CET 2014

On 03/03/2014 21:10, Ben Finney wrote:
> Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> writes:
>> Short answer: Avoid using 'is'.
> This is bad advice in a Python forum.
> The ‘is’ operator is commonly used in Python, so please don't advise
> against it in an unqualified “short answer”.
>> Long answer:
> Interesting, but mostly a distraction for the querent here.
> Short answer: Use ‘use’ any time you need to compare object identity.
> You usually do not need to compare object identity.

That last paragraph is as clear as mud.

I'd just like to know why people are so obsessed with identities, I've 
never thought to use them in 10+ years of writing Python.  Do I use the 
KISS principle too often?

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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