Deposing Dictators

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 4 10:08:07 CEST 2001


"Tim Rowe" <digitig at cix.co.uk> wrote in message
news:memo.20010804014246.16469v at digitig.compulink.co.uk...
    ...
> > Introducing new features is probably a good thing in terms of letting
> > Python evolve as a language,
>
> I'm very sceptical about the value of adding features. I don't believe it
> lacks any. *Any*.

So instead of adding features let's remove restrictions.  And I don't
think you can state with a straight face that there aren't any
restrictions -- look at the complications such as StringIO vs cStringIO
and pickle vs cPickle that are forced by the restriction "thou shalt
not subclass a c-coded type":-).


Alex






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