[Python-Dev] trunc()

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Sat Feb 9 18:04:58 CET 2008

Hi Raymond,

On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 01:36:14PM -0500, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> Also, it seems that ABC is starting to evolve from an optional
> tool into something embedded in the language in a way that you
> can't escape it.  
> I would prefer that it not be on the list of concepts that a
> beginner *must* know in order to be functional in the language.

I can't resist to mention some private discussions I've had at the time,
with people that could see this coming.

Maybe this might be used as an argument against adding optional type
annotations...?  Ok, I'm not optimistic about it.  Sorry, I don't mean
to start yet another endless thread, and will shut up again after this
note.  I'm no longer a regular python-dev contributor anyway; the fact
is that I quite like the language as it is, and I'm a bit concerned
about its evolution - in my humble opinion it seems to become each
release a bit less accessible to beginners.

A bientot,


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