I support PEP 326
roy at panix.com
Fri Jan 23 03:13:31 CET 2004
In article <401081A1.E4C34F00 at alcyone.com>,
Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
> Gary Robinson wrote:
> > I've recently had a couple of cases of needing exactly what it
> > proposes, and
> > having to kluge around the fact that it's not there. It's a great
> > idea.
> > If there anywhere else I should be expressing my opinion on this, let
> > me
> > know.
> Seems quite reasonable to me. The only issue I'd take with it is the
> choice of Min and Max for the names of the singletons; they're a little
> too close to the functions min and max, which obviously they're both
> likely to be used with. I would suggest something a little more verbose
> such as Minimum and Maximum, or if you want to get silly, Infimum and
I suppose you could special-case min() and max() to return the
appropriate singletons if called with no arguments.
There's something very nice about that. There's also something very
ugly about it. I'm having a hard time deciding which is stronger :-)
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