"Python Redesign" (fwd)

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Sep 8 21:03:23 CEST 2003


"Tim Parkin" <tim.parkin at pollenationinternet.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1063031798.22437.python-list at python.org...
> >What we were directed to was *not* a mockup (model), but an image
of a
> >mockup.  That mislabeling was a source of misunderstanding which
> >generated part of the criticism.  Please let us keep the useful
> >distinction between a thing and an image of the thing.
> >Terry J. Reedy
>
> From the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary - Eight Edition
> "Mock Up - An experimental model or replica of a proposed structure"

Right, and I contend that an image is definitely not 'an experimental
model' (that one can experiment with) nor, in this context, a
'replica' of the proposed structure.

> Tim - 'only posting to defend my right to use dictionary english'

Ditto, tho with different interpretation thereof.

I repeat my request to not try to eliminate  the useful distinction
between things and images thereof.  I think Rene 'Ceci n'est Pas une
Pipe' Magritte had it right.

Terry J. Reedy








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