[Python-Dev] string.find() again (was Re: timsort for jython)

Andrew Koenig ark@research.att.com
06 Aug 2002 11:26:31 -0400

Guido> Yeah, once you allow overloading, you can't prevent abuse.  I've heard
Guido> of bad C++ programmers who write A+B meaning an assignment to A.

That kind of thing is uncommon, partly because it can't be done for
built-in types.  Such practices are widely derided in the C++
community, too.

Andrew Koenig, ark@research.att.com, http://www.research.att.com/info/ark