[Python-ideas] Possible method of distinguishing between set-literals, dict-literals, and odict-literals

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jun 17 04:14:32 CEST 2009

Aahz writes:
 > On Wed, Jun 17, 2009, Ben Finney wrote:
 > > Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

 > >> -100.
 > > 
 > > (Hey! I though the valid range of votes was -1 through +1, I didn't know
 > > we were giving the BDFL more than one vote! :-)
 > Guido can vote; he can also Pronounce.  -100 is a shorthand idiom for
 > "veto".

Erm, shorthand?  But len("-100") == len("veto")? <wink>

I actually read that differently (though I don't pretend to be capable
of channeling anybody).  When I see a "-100" from Guido (and to nearly
the same extent, from any 'bot---do bots express emotion this way?---
or the FLUFL), I make a note that "this kind of proposal is not merely
unacceptable, it's in bad taste."  Then I try to figure out why....

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