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