[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] Python humor

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 19:17:48 CET 2006

[Anna Ravenscroft]
>>>> I think this is a really good point. next() is supposed to get used, by
>>>> coders, in regular code - so it shouldn't be __next__. I can understand the
>>>> desire for both forms, although that seems it would clutter things up
>>>> unnecessarily - particularly if the two do the same thing

>>> By this argument, we should be using ob.len() instead of len(ob), and
>>> ob.iter() instead of iter(ob).

>>   Yes, I think it'd be more consistent and more object-oriented. After all
>> we've switched from string.split(x, y) to x.split(y)...

[Raymond Hettinger]
> LOL, Shakespearean comedy on python-dev:
> * Phillip mistates Anna's position and shoots down a straw-man.
> * Oleg agrees with a literal reading of Phillips note, missing the sarcasm
> entirely.


* Raymond points out those foibles in a humorous way.
* Uncle Timmy replies in fashion that's hard to understand, although some
  suspect he's insinuating that all missed the point ;-)

How's everyone doing, BTW?  I think I picked up the Texas Mystery
Disease from Holger Krekel -- bed-ridden 20 hours Saturday, and most
of Sunday, with dry cough and high fever.  Or that's just a normal
outcome of sprinting :-)

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