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Date 2015-05-16.09:04:14
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Nathaniel Smith pointed out on python-dev ( that NumPy is relying on this bug to implement elementwise multiplication of a list by a scalar array:

    In [9]: [1, 2] * np.array(2)
    Out[9]: array([2, 4])

He also pointed out that PyPy implemented bug-for-bug compatibility with this some time back:
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