[Python-ideas] Hijacking threads [was: Changing the meaning of bool.__invert__]
alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 22:17:16 EDT 2016
On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 9:56 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> 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?
You greatly expanded the scope of the discussion. The original thread was
focused on a single feature, and a not so widely used one. You asked 6-7
(rhetorical?) questions below that have nothing to do with the original
> 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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