Steve Holden steve at
Tue Jan 18 15:19:43 CET 2005

Antoon Pardon wrote:

> Op 2005-01-18, Nick Coghlan schreef <ncoghlan at>:
> But don't use mutable keys is not a general principle. It is a principle
> introduced by the limitations of the python implementations.
Sorry, but it *is* a general principle, adduced from the potential 
pitfalls available to inexperienced programmers when breaking the principle.

> I don't like it when a good rule of thumb because of implementation
> limitations is sold as a general principle.
So, since you are so good at nit-picking, perhaps you will explain the 
difference between "rule of thumb" and "general principle".

preferably-in-less-than-three-thousand-words-ly y'rs  - steve
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