PEP 308: A PEP Writer's Experience - PRO
ark at research.att.com
Mon Feb 10 15:01:22 CET 2003
Tim> I used to buy that, but I'm having a harder time now. I mean the
Tim> "by coincidence" part, not the "if ... it breaks" part. As I
Tim> said, there are over 100 uses of and/or in the standard library
Tim> now, all I looked at were obviously safe at a glance, and I have
Tim> yet to find real code in the library where something stronger
Tim> than and/or would actually help.
I'm not worried about the standard-library authors misusing the
idiom. I'm worried about ordinary programmers reading such code
and failing to realize that the idiom doesn't work all the time.
Andrew Koenig, ark at research.att.com, http://www.research.att.com/info/ark
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