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Why does __ne__ exist?

Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Ben Finney via Python-list
> <python-list at python.org> wrote:
> > I think ?reject unless absolutely needed? is an unreasonably high
> > bar, which would disqualify most Python language features. So I
> > don't know why you expect this to be so especially strongly argued.
> True, I exaggerated a bit. But do you think that, had __ne__ not
> existed for years, its addition could be justified?

I'm not the one making pronouncements on what would or would not be
allowed, in a counterfactual universe where things had been different
for so many years. So, because I don't need to speculate about that, I
won't :-)

 \       ?Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual |
  `\       profit without individual responsibility.? ?Ambrose Bierce, |
_o__)                                   _The Devil's Dictionary_, 1906 |
Ben Finney