Language change and code breaks

Steve Holden sholden at
Wed Jul 11 17:39:33 CEST 2001

"Guido van Rossum" <guido at> wrote in message
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> Very good sumary, Terry.  I'm beginning to get second thoughts about
> integer division -- maybe it's better to leave well enough alone, and
> try to fix areas of the language that could really stand some fixing
> (such as subclassing built-in types).
> --Guido van Rossum (home page:

[muted cheering is heard in the background]

I regard your ability to recognize and respond to intelligent criticism as
an even better demonstration of your greatness than the excellent language
design and implementation abilities you continue to put into Python.

That fact that *I* was unable to convince you leaves me feeling somewhat
chastened about the qualities of my own criticism, however :-)


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