Python Strings

Jonadab the Unsightly One jonadab at
Tue Sep 19 13:43:16 CEST 2000

"Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at> wrote:

> If you're thinking of BCPL, or Forth, yes, you can
> always call anything, but you may get crashes if you
> do.  

No, I'm thinking of Inform particularly, where any 
arguments you don't supply always default to 0 or
nothing.  ("nothing" isn't really anything; it's
what you get when you interpret 0 as an object.
You can't *do* anything with it, but you can
test for it -- although in practice it's often
more useful to check whether the value you were
passed is > selfobj...)

- jonadab

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