On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 5:30 PM Greg Ewing <greg.ewing@canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
On 24/06/20 11:26 am, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> A design pattern where a group of record-like classes is
> combined into a union is popular in other languages that support pattern
> matching and is known under a name of algebraic data types [2]_ or ADTs.

Whoo, that's confusing! I read "ADT" as "Abstract Data Type" and totally
missed that you were using it for something different.

I think it would be better to just call them "algebraic types" (which
is the term I learned) and not use an acronym.

You're right, that *is* confusing. We'll fix it.

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--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)