in reply to my real point
in thread my least favorite perl feature

a) I'd still like to see the answer to the preceeding question as I have no knowledge of how Python would differeciate the examples I gave.

b) Could you give a couple of examples of where you use == in Python where you cannot in Perl? Again partly for my interest, partly because it ia easier understand you meaning from concrete examples than nebulous statements.

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