Documentation of __hash__
Am 05.02.20 um 20:55 schrieb klauck2 at gmail.com:
> If not, why should a class not define __hash__, if it does not define __eq__?
Hashes are not unique. When you insert or look up something in a
hashtable, the hash is computed and used as the index into the table.
Because the hash is not necessarily unique, if hash(a)=hash(b), it can
still be that a=/= b. Therefore, in a second step, a is compared to b if
the hashes match.
Therefore, you need a comparison operator which is compatible with the
hash function, i.e. if a==b, then hash(a) must be equal to hash(b).