Author ncoghlan
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Date 2011-04-28.23:18:09
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After further discussion on python-dev, it is clear that this identity checking behaviour handles more than just NaNs - it also allows containers to cope more gracefully with objects like NumPy arrays that make use of rich comparisons to return something other than simple True/False values for equality checks.

Also, since I neglected to mention it in the initial post, merely *adding* the glossary entry is just the first step. It then needs to be referenced from the appropriate points in the language and library reference.
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