Py2.3: Feedback on Sets
mwh at python.net
Mon Aug 18 15:36:56 CEST 2003
Carl Banks <imbosol at aerojockey.com> writes:
> Well, if overloading + and * to represent a non-field or non-ring is
> misguided, then + and * for lists and strings is also misguided,
> since they don't define a field or ring either.
Yup! Well, *, anyway. I'd prefer a Haskell-style ++ for
concatenation, but + isn't totally silly (strings and lists are
monoids, at least :-). list * int, OTOH, seems a bit smelly to me
(though I'm not sure what a better spelling would be...).
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