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Fri May 11 04:39:32 EDT 2001
"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:
> Rainer Deyke wrote:
> > And what a ridiculous claim that was.
> you're attacking douglas's misrepresentation of ben's original claim
> with an argument that has nothing whatsoever to do with what ben was
> talking about. that's pretty ridiculous too, if you're asking me.
In what way did I misrepresent Ben's original claim? I did not.
>> The contents of 'args' are almost certainly homogeneous.
> erm. since when are the arguments to a function almost certainly
Excess arguments are typically (but not always) homogenous.
> ben's right. tuples are records, lists are containers. anyone who
> has written (or studied) real-life python programs knows that.
That's quite the claim. Are you saying that my Python programs are
not "real-life" Python programs?
I refer you to the Python reference manual which says quite plainly
that a tuple is an immutable sequence of arbitrary Python objects. It
says nothing about them being "records" or not suitable as
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