[OT] Re: Python training time (was)

Brandon Van Every vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com
Tue Feb 4 10:13:11 CET 2003


Paul Rubin wrote:
>
> Example: say you want to look something up on page 336 of a 700 page
> book, and you open the book to about halfway through, but instead of
> having to then flip pages to get where you wanted, you find you've
> opened it directly to page 336, right on the nose.  Or you could
> measure the runtime of a program and find it's not 59.7 seconds or
> 60.3 seconds, but 60.0 seconds right on the nose.

Ah, it's "RIGHT on the nose."  It's an aviation metaphor!  Nothing to do
with hammers and nails, or punching somebody.

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