[Python-Dev] PEP 282 Implementation

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
24 Sep 2002 10:24:04 +0100

"Vinay Sajip" <vinay_sajip@red-dove.com> writes:

> I only found 2 uses of "needful" - in BufferingHandler and
> ConfigStreamHandler. It's the whole phrase "do the needful", which I
> think is peculiar to England but has its share of users on the
> subcontinent :-)

I've never heard it before, having lived my whole life in England...

The meaning's pretty obvious, though.


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