Wed Nov 3 00:41:39 CET 2004
Bengt Kleberg wrote:
> Vance Shipley wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 10:41:20AM +0100, Bengt Kleberg wrote:
>> } } this seems to be according to the documentation:
>> } ''When elements in the input lists compare equal, elements from
>> List1 } are picked before elements from List2.''
>> The only logical interpretation of that statement is that elements
>> with the same key are picked from List1. If you interpret it that the
>> whole tuple must be equal for this statement to apply then it would be
>> impossible to prove which list was chosen.
> i interpreted it as meaning that _both_ elements are taken. the one from
> list1 first, the one from list2 after.
> note: i am not a native english speaker.
"are picked before" is ambiguous in English. It could either mean
"are picked in preference to" or "are placed earlier than". Without
testing it I would have assumed the former. The documentation should
be changed to say more precisely what was intended.
David Hopwood <>
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