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claird at lairds.com
Thu Jun 3 15:19:34 CEST 2004
In article <95aa1afa.0406030318.4d8b92f6 at posting.google.com>,
Michele Simionato <michele.simionato at poste.it> wrote:
>"Cameron Laird" <python-url at phaseit.net> wrote in message
>news:<10bsm3r1h275cd7 at corp.supernews.com>...
>> Michele Simionato illustrates Python's itertool-related chop(),
>> a far different thing than Perl's standard library member
>FWIW, I didn't know Perl had a 'chop'. I took the name from Chicken, a
>Scheme implementation I like a lot.
> Michele Simionato
I want to make clear that I wasn't criticizing. While
I didn't know about Chicken, I've come across "chop"
before in the sense of "segment a sequence"; I thought
it was entirely legitimate. HOWEVER, a lot of Pythoneers
and especially Python newcomers are familiar with Perl,
and I thought it important to make *that* distinction
Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
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