2**2**2**2**2 wrong? Bug?

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jul 17 03:18:16 CEST 2007

```mensanator at aol.com wrote:
> On Jul 15, 4:37 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> Wayne Brehaut wrote:
>>> On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 14:32:03 -0700, "mensana... at aol.com"
>> [...]
>>> But I digress (but only because provoked!)...
>>>>> [for purposes of this argument, at least]
>>> This statement is the informal equivalent to  saying  "Define a base-1
>>> number system as...", as I noted above. If you'd noted this, and
>>> understood it, or were willing to accept it whether or not you
>>> understood it, you'd have saved us both some bother--but me more than
>>> you I guess, so maybe you were just trolling?
>> wwway to beat a response to a pulp.
>
> Crackpot math is the way to beat a response to a pulp?
>
> And why does the response need to be beaten to a pulp?
>
Well, having just seen your posted reply to the same message I'd have to
acknowledge you as the expert at flogging dead horses.

> Isn't the purpose of comp.lang.python to promote knowledge,
> not ignorance?
>

> When someone posts
>
>     x = []
>     for i in range(255):
>         x.append(i)
>
> are you being a troll when you point out this could be
> done better using list comprehension?
>
Nope, but you don;t have to write a 3,500-word essay to do it.

>> Sometimes it's easier and better for
>> your blood pressure just to let someone else have the last word, however
>> ill-informed
>
> What was ill-informed? That there's no base 1?
>
>     >>> x = int('1111',1)
>
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "<pyshell#2>", line 1, in <module>
>         x = int('1111',1)
>     ValueError: int() base must be >= 2 and <= 36
>
> Or that Roman numerals aren't equivalent to tallying?
>
>> or hostile.
>
> What hostility?
>
rather than my opinions of it. Anyway, I was trying to persuade someone
to shorten his responses. Do I have to start on *you* now? ;-)

regards
Steve
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