Builtin function versus new syntax for PEP308 -- was Re: PEP308: Yet another syntax proposal

Robin Munn rmunn at pobox.com
Thu Feb 13 21:47:33 CET 2003

Chermside, Michael <mchermside at ingdirect.com> wrote:
> Gareth McCaughan writes:
>> Still, the point is moot since the BDFL opposes solutions
>> which do not provide short-circuit behavior.
> "Moot"[1] means "Subject to debate; arguable", and we can certainly fill
> up c.l.py discussing whether short-circuiting is required. But let's
> not, since it's not going to accomplish anything!
> -- Michael Chermside
> [1] http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=moot

Actually, the meaning of "moot" being used here was "Of no practical
importance; irrelevant" -- meaning that while it could be debated, the
debate would serve no purpose since the BDFL has already made a firm

Robin Munn <rmunn at pobox.com>
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