[Python-Dev] OOps (was: No 1.6! (was Re: A REALLY COOL PYTHON FEATURE:))
Thu, 18 May 2000 00:34:11 -0400
> 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