[Python-ideas] Make Difflib example callable as module __main__

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Feb 23 19:00:21 CET 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 6:00 AM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Rob Cliffe wrote:
>> I am a programmer, of some 30-odd years full-time.
>> But that doesn't mean I understand every acronym of every specialised
>> field under the sun.
>> "Version Control System" instead of "VCS" is perfectly comprehensible and
>> only takes a little longer to type.  "VCS" meant nothing to me.
> I also sympathize, but the reality is it's not going to happen.  If the
> search engines don't help then post the question.

+1 to this advice. I don't even sympathize. I have to look up the new
jargon invented by the youngsters *all the time*. But using a search
engine to educate myself is much more effective than asking around.
And yes, if the search engine somehow doesn't help, just ask an
explanation for a specific term. Not every problem can be fixed by
asking everyone else to change their behavior. This is a technical
list and technical jargon will be flouted. Deal with it.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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