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

Barry A. Warsaw barry@python.org
Thu, 8 Aug 2002 20:58:40 -0400

>>>>> "TP" == Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> writes:

    >> Heh, I actually agree with Tim that it should raise an
    >> exception, but I can also see the value in the other point of
    >> view.

    TP> Hah!  As I've long suspected, your mind is easily clouded.  I
    TP> see no value in any point of view, and that's why the universe
    TP> will be all mine.

Yes, but nothing will be all mine, and since nothing is in everything,
all your strings are belong to us.

    >> This is one of those things that we'd just have to learn to
    >> live with whichever behavior is chosen, and Guido's made up his
    >> mind.

    TP> That too.  I didn't figure the world would actually end if
    TP> Guido decided not to promulgate conflicting definitions of
    TP> what substring meant, and, so far, I don't think it has.  And
    TP> it's important to me that the world not end, since, as
    TP> demonstrated earlier, someday it will be all mine.

    TP> bill-gates-only-thinks-it's-his-ly y'rs - tim

If you had visited the alternative universe where Guido decided to
raise the exception, you would have noticed that the universe did
indeed end.  But it's too late now.  Of course, /they/ think our
universe ended too, so it all comes out in the wash.

go-eat-ly y'rs,