[Python-Dev] OOps (was: No 1.6! (was Re: A REALLY COOL PYTHON FEATURE:))

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Thu, 18 May 2000 00:34:11 -0400

[Christian Tismer]
> ...
> After all, it is no surprize. They are right.
> If we have to change their mind in order to understand
> a basic operation, then we are wrong, not they.

> Huh!  I would not have guessed that you'd give up on Stackless
> that easily <wink>.

> Noh, I didn't give up Stackless, but fishing for soles.
> After Just v. R. has become my most ambitious user,
> I'm happy enough.

I suspect you missed the point:  Stackless is the *ultimate* exercise in
"changing their mind in order to understand a basic operation".  I was
tweaking you, just as you're tweaking me <smile!>.

> It is absolutely phantastic.
> The most uninteresting stuff in the join is the separator,
> and it has the power to merge thousands of strings
> together, without asking the sequence at all
>  - give all power to the suppressed, long live the Python anarchy :-)

Exactly!  Just as love has the power to bind thousands of incompatible
humans without asking them either:  a vote for space.join() is a vote for
peace on earth.

while-a-generic-join-builtin-is-a-vote-for-war<wink>-ly y'rs  - tim