[Python-3000] Special methods and interface-based type system
gsakkis at rutgers.edu
Thu Nov 23 17:26:36 CET 2006
On 11/23/06, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006, Talin wrote:
> > While I wouldn't say it quite so strongly, I do think that there is a
> > great deal of subjectivity in HCI discussions. One person's 'intuitive'
> > may be another person's 'orange smoke', as we've seen in the current
> > discussion.
> But the whole point of making Guido BDFL was to codify his intuition WRT
> language decisions. There's a reason why we here are using Python
> instead of other languages, and as Guido himself has noted, often he
> knows what the right decisions is without being able to explain it.
No, the reason we're here is that we share the same notion of
rightness in most, or at least the most important, things. It's not an
all-or-nothing choice though. Making general claims about rightness is
some absolute way (and indirectly implying that Rubyists, Lispers and
all other folks are wrong) should better remain a priviledge of
religion, not language design.
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