[Python-Dev] sum(...) limitation
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Aug 12 08:07:29 CEST 2014
Ethan Furman writes:
> On 08/11/2014 08:50 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> > Chris Barker - NOAA Federal writes:
> >> It seems pretty pedantic to say: we could make this work well,
> >> but we'd rather chide you for not knowing the "proper" way to do
> >> it.
> > Nobody disagrees. But backward compatibility gets in the way.
> Something that currently doesn't work, starts to. How is that a
> backward compatibility problem?
I'm referring to removing the unnecessary information that there's a
better way to do it, and simply raising an error (as in Python 3.2,
say) which is all a RealProgrammer[tm] should ever need!
That would be a regression and backward incompatible.
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