Why return None?

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat Aug 28 21:25:02 CEST 2004


aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli) writes:
[...]
> Maybe one day I'll be psychologically able to use killfiles more
> consistently, whenever I notice some poster that I can reliably classify
> as a useless flamer, and let readers of that poster's tripe watch out
> for themselves.  But still I find it less painful to just drop out of
> c.l.py altogether when I once again realize I just can't afford the time
> to show why every flawed analysis in the world IS flawed, why every
> false assertion in the world IS false, and so on -- and further realize
> that there will never be any shortage of people eager to post flawed
> analysis, false assertions, and so on, to any public forum.
[...]

It can be amusing, in a sadistic sort of way, to watch you attempt to
nail to the floor every protruding flabby piece of argument, no matter
how peripheral or repetitious.  It's not *always* as edifying as other
ways you could spend your time, though...

But I do see the temptation :-/


John



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