steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Apr 20 03:54:46 CEST 2008
Nick Coghlan wrote:
> To suggest yet another colour for the bikeshed, maybe we should ditch
> both unindexable and unsubscriptable and go with "'int' is not a
> sequence or mapping". Any object which supports subscript notation will
> be one or the other.
All the object needs to to to be "indexable" or "subscriptable" is to
implement .__index__() or .__getitem__(). While sequences and mappings
are the only built-in types to do so, this says nothing about
Couldn't we find a more obvious and direct error message like
"Illegal use of  subscripting/indexing"?
one-more-coat-for-the-bikeshed-ly y'rs - steve
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