[Python-Dev] an alternative to embedding policy in PEP 418
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri Apr 6 23:54:39 CEST 2012
I don't know who started this, but the PEP 418 threads have altogether
too much snarkiness and not enough content. It's bad enough that we're
bikeshedding so intensely; we don't need clever comebacks in
triplicate to every out-of-context argument.
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Lennart Regebro wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 00:17, Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
>> Good point, but the same does for using flags. If you don't pass in
>> the MONOTONIC flag, what happens? Only reading the documentation will
>> tell you. As such this, if anything, is an indication that the
>> get_clock() API isn't ideal in any incarnation.
>>> Gah! ALL functions are like that! How often do we see questions about
>>> max() or split() etc that a close reading of the docs obviate?
>> My point exactly.
> Huh? Your point is that all APIs are less than ideal because you have to
> read the docs to know for certain how they work?
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