[Python-Dev] setdefault's second argument

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Aug 30 23:05:52 CEST 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 16:46, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> But I stumbled upon this little naming protocol
>     Protocol: if you have a suggestion for a name for this function, mail
>     it to me.  DON'T MAIL THE LIST.  (If you mail it to the list, that
>     name is disqualified.)  Don't explain me why the name is good -- if
>     it's good, I'll know, if it needs an explanation, it's not good.
> which I thought was most excellent, and something that we might PEP:ify
> for future use, until I realized that it gave us the "worst name ever"... 

/And/ the rule was self-admittedly broken by Guido not a few posts after
that one. ;)


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