John Lenton john at
Mon Jan 17 10:15:56 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:41:20AM +0000, Antoon Pardon wrote:
> Op 2005-01-17, Steve Holden schreef <steve at>:
> > Antoon Pardon wrote:
> > [...]
> >>>"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds". Rules are made 
> >>>to be broken.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Like only use immutables as dictionary keys.
> >> 
> > Fair enough, but don;t go advising newbies to do this.
> How about something like this.
> Because of the extra precautions one has to take when
> using mutables as hash keys, we advise newbies
> to stick with immutable keys until they have gathered
> enough knowledge and experience to adequatly weight
> the pro and cons of a mutable key solution against
> an immutable key solution.

knowledgeable and experienced users know when to ignore the rules.

John Lenton (john at -- Random fortune:
Una buena gran parte del arte del bien hablar consiste en saber mentir con
		-- Erasmo de Rotterdam. (1469-1536). 
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