typetesting, adaptation, typeclasses, ... (was Re: isinstance() considered harmful)

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Fri Feb 1 18:56:25 CET 2002


In article <mailman.1011997845.31162.python-list at python.org>,
Jason Orendorff <jason at jorendorff.com> wrote:
>Alex Martelli wrote:
>> 
>> Refusing to guess in presence of ambiguity is one of Python's
>> tenets, though.
>
>It's the language that doesn't guess.  The language designer is
>notorious for picking one thing, seemingly arbitrarily, from a number
>of reasonable alternatives.

Mind expanding that?  (I could guess, but I don't want to flame you
until I know for sure what you're saying. ;-)
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