[Python-Dev] conceptual clarity

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 18 05:19:44 CEST 2009

On Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:41:32 am Andrew McNamara wrote:

> The issue is bigger than error checking - I'm maintaining that a
> distinction between an Address (singleton, item) and a Network
> (Container) is useful and should be embraced. The current
> implementation has already partially gone this route, but hasn't
> completed the transition, and this does not give the structure to
> users that it could - there's an obligation on modules in the
> standard library to provide leadership and clarity without being
> dictatorial. They are essentially silent mentors.
> So, while I am not suggesting we build a bondage and discipline
> machine, I am suggesting that partitioning the functionality
> differently will result in a better outcome all round.

As one of those non-expert users, can I give a big THANK YOU to Andrew 
for this.

Steven D'Aprano

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