[Tutor] comparison bug in python (or do I not get it?)

Luciano Ramalho luciano at ramalho.org
Fri Feb 29 15:32:55 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
>  No, not a bug. Don't be too quick to blame your tools!

Well said, Kent.

Here's a generic tip to anyone learning Python.

I learned Python after working professionally with several languages
for many years, including Java and Delphi, and I can say that Python
is *very* well designed, is implemented with the highest standards of
software engineering and caters to a rigorous and expert audience.

It is **extremely** unlikely that you will ever find a bug in the
interpreter or the built-ins if you are using a released version of
Python. I've been using Python professionally since 1998 and I never
stumbled upon a single bug anywhere in a released Python distribution.
Of course, there are bugs and even security hot-fixes are issued from
time to time. But I've never been affected by a Python bug in my

So it's better to assume that any strange behaviour is actually some
misunderstanding on your part than a bug.



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