[Python-Dev] Re: Stability and change
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 18:15:21 +0200
> > > Tell that to the people who write L.append(1, 2, 3) despite that =
> > > was never documented. :-(
> > I do -- if and when I see that (haven't seen it in ages). Technical
> > managers at development shops know about stuff "accidentally
> > working" and are more tolerant of bug-fixes against that than of
> > other backwards-compatibility breaks, in my experience.
> Hm. This was widely complained about, probably because many examples
> (including in books) got it wrong.
fwiw, these days, I get
TypeError: append() takes exactly 1 argument (2 given)
far too often to think that I picked this up by reading
the wrong books. it's an easy mistake, and it used to
do the "right thing"...