Range Operation pre-PEP

Douglas Alan nessus at mit.edu
Wed May 9 23:56:27 CEST 2001


"Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:

> > Why don't we just nip this creeping-featurism in the bud and just say
> > "no" to a new range syntax.

> like we did with those pesky macros, you mean?

Yup, except that I think "we" should think more carefully about the
difference between powerful abstraction mechanisms and
creeping-featurism.  The former helps prevent the latter.

(Besides, I never lobbied for Python to include macros.  I only stated
that it would be a better language if it had them.  But sometimes
better is worse.)

|>oug



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