[Python-ideas] PEP: Dict addition and subtraction

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Mar 16 06:49:15 EDT 2019

On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 03:44:02 +1100
Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:34:45PM +0100, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 10:58:02 +1100
> > Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:  
> > > 
> > > Lots of words that basically say: Stuff wouldn't be perfectly pure.  
> > 
> > Chris, please learn to think twice before contributing what is
> > essentially a trivialization of someone else's arguments.  You're not
> > doing anything useful here, and are just sounding like an asshole who
> > wants to shut people up.  
> I don't think you are being fair here, and I'd rather avoid getting into 
> unhelpful arguments about tone and whether Chris is "trivializing" (a 
> perjorative term) or "simplifying" (a more neutral term) Josh's 
> position. But if you feel that Chris (and I) have missed parts of Josh's 
> argument, then by all means point out what we missed.

When someone posts an elaborate argument (regardless of whether they are
right or not) and someone else responds a one-liner that reduces it to
"lots of words" and claims to rephrase it as a short caricatural
statement, then it seems fair to me to characterize it as

But if you feel that I missed a subtlety in Chris' position, and if
you feel he was more respectful of the OP than I felt he was, then by
all means point out what I missed.



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