Opened 3 years ago
Last modified 12 months ago
#12683 new defect
Inappropriate comparison of method
Reported by: | culler | Owned by: | AlexGhitza |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-6.4 |
Component: | basic arithmetic | Keywords: | rich comparison |
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Description
sage: z = 3+4j sage: z.real < 0 True
It is very easy to encounter this when importing working python scripts into Sage. But it can be a bear to fix since there is no indication of any problem, other than wrong answers.
There is no meaningful sense in which the method z.real should be considered less than the number 0. So this comparison should return NotImplemented?. In fact, I would suggest that every comparison between a method and any other object should return NotImplemented?.
Change History (6)
comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by culler
comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by tscrim
This is a python issue:
sage: class bla: ....: def f(self): pass ....: sage: sage: x = bla() sage: x.f < int(0) False
I believe this should be fixed in python 3.0:
http://docs.python.org/release/3.0.1/whatsnew/3.0.html#ordering-comparisons
comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by jdemeyer
- Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12
comment:4 Changed 18 months ago by vbraun_spam
- Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2
comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by vbraun_spam
- Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3
comment:6 Changed 12 months ago by vbraun_spam
- Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4
An even better solution would be to raise a TypeError?, as would happen in Python 3.