[Python-ideas] Hijacking threads [was: Changing the meaning of bool.__invert__]

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Apr 7 21:56:23 EDT 2016

In the recent thread about changing the meaning of __invert__ on bools I 
was accused of an attempted hijack.

Can anybody please enlighten me as to what, exactly, I did wrong?

Original post follows:

 > I think the str() of a value, while possibly being the most
 > interesting piece of information (IntEnum, anyone?), is hardly the
 > most intrinsic.
 > If we do make this change, besides needing a couple major versions to
 > make it happen, will anything else be different?
 > - no longer subclass int?
 > - add an "unknown" value?
 >    - how will indexing work?
 >    - or any of the other operations?
 > - don't bother with any of the other mathematical operations?
 >    - counting True's is not the same as adding True's
 > I'm not firmly opposed, I just don't see a major issue here -- I've
 > needed an Unknown value for more often that I've needed ~True to be
 > False.


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