Question For Language Lawyers - WAS: Re: Combining colon statementson one line?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Jul 20 03:32:46 CEST 2004


I wrote:

> Well this is certainly not possible when True and false are builtins.

Oops, I meant _necessary_, not possible!  Obviously it's possible, but
it's redundant when you already have the builtin, standard names (which
is, of course, why they were added in the first place -- so that
everybody wouldn't be defining their own, sometimes incompatible,
sentinels).

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