trouble understanding None

Alex Martelli aleax at
Wed Nov 12 11:21:11 CET 2003

Ben Finney wrote:
> Please try to get into the practice of reducing the problem you want to
> describe to a minimal working example.  This often has the side effect
> that you understand the problem better, and don't end up needing to
> post it.  In the cases where that doesn't happen, at least you've got
> something that doesn't have irrelevant extra code in it.

Excellent advice!  For lots more excellent advice on how to best ask
questions on Usenet and technical mailing lists, also see


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