[Tutor] comparing lists, __lt__ and __gt__
kent37 at tds.net
Wed Jul 25 16:34:11 CEST 2007
Andrew Purdea wrote:
> I can see that lists have implemented these methods in jython..
> But i can not find any documentation on this. It looks like python
> compares each element, and and when it finds a difference, it returns.
> Where can i find documenation on this? Will this behaviour remain in
> python for future releases?
Good question! The only doc I can find on this behavior is this:
which just says that the comparison operation exists. There doesn't seem
to be any documentation on how comparison works with sequences.
I think it is pretty safe to count on the current behaviour of < and >
for lists. I'll put in a documentation bug on this - the meaning of
these operations (and ==) should be explicit in the docs.
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