[Python-Dev] convertibility

Alex Martelli aleax@aleax.it
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 17:32:09 +0200

On Saturday 24 August 2002 04:00 pm, Samuele Pedroni wrote:
> [yes with type categories or adapt we could do better,
> but the design prefers to minimize unexpected behaviour,
> and in practice is not too much constraining]

As a happy user of Jython (albeit, so far, in modest amounts,
and not yet in production-code), I want to add an unsolicited 
testimonial -- most of the time, the rules Jython applies "do 
what feels right" and prove (to me) unsurprising and unconstraining.

After studying the rules in detail, particularly with overload resolution in 
mind, I was afraid of many possible mishaps.  In practice, I find that
it seems the rules don't get in my way and don't trip me up either.
Whatever it is, there IS something right in those rules (perhaps just
in conjunction with typical Java libraries, or perhaps more generally).