list Integer indexing dies??

Mike Meyer mwm at
Sat Dec 25 00:26:35 CET 2004

Ishwor <ishwor.gurung at> writes:

> On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 05:44:50 -0600, Mike Meyer <mwm at> wrote:
>> Ishwor <ishwor.gurung at> writes:
>> > On 23 Dec 2004 14:28:37 GMT, Antoon Pardon <apardon at> wrote:
>> > My experience as a learner here is that there should be some
>> > automagics & say like "okay you want to do indexing on integers (
>> > context dependent); i'll give you the index of 0th position in that
>> > integer" ???
>> Python doesn't do things automagically. The rules for pythonic
>> behavior include "Explicit is better than implicit" and "In the face
>> of ambiguity, refuse the tempation to guess." Both of those are
>> violated by automatic conversions and the like.
> Well *shrugs* that was just an opionion though a bad one from a
> beginner :-)... No hard feeling pythoner friends. ;-) and Merry
> Christmas to you all ;-)
> Then gingerbread is ready at

I'm aware that it was an opinion from a beginner. I thought it was
worth pointing out *why* this was a bad opinion in Python. I certainly
didn't intend to offend or insult anyone by doing so.

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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