really silly nit: why 3+5j instead of 3+5i?

Paul Prescod paul at
Sun May 14 08:39:32 EDT 2000

Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> ...
> Or would this change somehow go against one or more core principles of
> Python architecture?

Alternate forms and syntaxes increase the possibility of one programmer
knowing one subset ("dialect") of the language and another knowing
another subset/dialect.

Still, there are no unbreakable rules in Python development and I
bet many programmers are unaware of complex as it is. I would vote for
an "i" in Py3K.

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
Art is always at peril in universities, where there are so many people, 
young and old, who love art less than argument, and dote upon a text 
that provides the nutritious pemmican on which scholars love to chew. 
				-- Robertson Davies in "The Cunning Man"

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