[Python-ideas] Adding `Unpicklable` to the `collections` module
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Tue Nov 30 05:44:55 CET 2010
On 30/11/2010 04:38, Carl M. Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au
> <mailto:ben%2Bpython at benfinney.id.au>> wrote:
> > "a tabular statement of the assigned places of a celestial body for
> > regular intervals ". Such tables are produced and use by astronomers
> > and used by navigators to determine ship position at night. And yes,
> > astrologers piggyback their crap on such tables also ;-).
> by people who were simultaneously practicing what we would today
> distinguish as both astrology and astronomy. The astrology crap was not
> piggybacked, but integral to the process and purpose of the ephemeris
> from its beginning, until we finally teased them apart.
> "Astrology" and "astronomy" are clearly misnamed.
> X-ology = the study of X. What do astronomers do? They study stars.
> X+nomy = the laws of X. What do astrologers do? They "show" how the laws
> of the stars rule our lives.
> Clearly, we need to fire up the time machine and fix this one, or
> astronomy will never get the increased userbase it deserves.
There's a theory that it's not possible to travel back in a time
machine to before it was created. Since Guido wasn't even born then,
it's not possible to fix that.
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