Author v+python
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Date 2011-04-28.07:40:07
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Nick says (and later explains better what he meant): 
The status quo works. Proposals to change it on theoretical grounds have a significantly higher bar to meet than proposals to simply document it clearly.

I say:
What the status quo doesn't provide is containers that "work".  In this case what I mean by "work" is that equality of containers is based on value, and value comparisons, and accept and embrace non-reflexive equality.  It might be possible to implement alternate containers with these characteristics, but that requires significantly more effort than simply filtering values.

Nonetheless, I totally agree with msg134654, and agree that properly documenting the present implementation would be a great service to users of the present implementation.
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