[Python-Dev] _length_cue()

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Thu Feb 9 20:06:12 CET 2006

On Thu, 9 Feb 2006 09:54:59 -0600, skip at pobox.com wrote:

>    >> Ditto.  In addition, we already have queues.  Do we really need to
>    >> use a homonym that means something entirely different?  (Hint:
>    >> consider the added difficulty for non-native English speakers).
>    Guido> Right. As a non-native speaker I can confirm that for English
>    Guido> learners, "cue" is a bit mysterious at first while "hint" is
>    Guido> obvious.
>Guido, you're hardly your typical non-native speaker.  I think your English
>may be better than mine. ;-) At any rate, I was thinking of some of the
>posts I see on c.l.py where it requires a fair amount of detective work just
>to figure out what the poster has written, what with all the incorrect
>grammar and wild misspellings.  For that sort of person I can believe that
>"cue", "queue" and "kew" might mean exactly the same thing...
FWIW, I first thought "cue" might be a typo mutation of "clue" ;-)
+1 on something with "hint".

Bengt Richter

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