Life's better without braces
Thomas A. Bryan
tbryan at python.net
Tue Feb 22 00:14:32 CET 2000
"Andrew M. Kuchling" wrote:
> "Thomas A. Bryan" <tbryan at python.net> writes:
> > Gerrit, this is the strangest thing I've ever seen. I sure hope that
> > it's just getting late, and you're being silly. You didn't really
> > rip keys off of your keyboard, did you?
> This is probably just a _jeu d'esprit_, done less out of seriousness
> than out of curiosity
Well, you never know when Gerrit's speaking. ;-)
>  Greg Ward just observed that it's possible to boot Linux and pass
> it "init=/usr/bin/emacs", to run Emacs as the single process on the
> system. The return of the Lisp Machine!
Wow. That's a dangerous thing to tell someone who's typing this on
Linux and does *all* of his coding inside of Emacs.
>  I occasionally think about this problem. The setup: GvR was far
> too profligate in adding functions to bltinmodule.c that could have
> been written in pure Python instead.
> def hasattr(obj, name):
> s = 'obj.' + name
> exec s
> return 1
> except AttributeError:
> return 0
Wow. That's sick! No wonder my boss is pushing me more towards
a software/process engineering role. I'm not twisted enough to
be a true geek. ;-)
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