[Python-Dev] Re: Got None. Maybe Some?
jcarlson at uci.edu
Mon Dec 22 17:41:29 EST 2003
> > [Paul Moore]
> > > ...
> > > The fact that [None] compares less than every other value is to me
> > > incidental, and arbitrary.
> > Arbitrary?! I clearly recall when the decision was made that None would
> > compare less than anything else. I was in the same room with Guido, and
> > this is a verbatim transcript of the debate:
> > Two lines of code later, the Only Objectively Correct result was achieved.
> > history-is-more-impressive-in-textbooks-ly y'rs - tim
> How about "everything" or "all" as the obverse of "none", ordered higher
> than all other values? "Some" is far too indeterminate.
> Dave LeBlanc
> Seattle, WA USA
All seems like a reasonable spelling for an object with the given
behavior. I started with the name Some because the name made me smile.
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