Securing a future for anonymous functions in Python

Jeff Shannon jeff at
Sat Jan 8 01:12:47 CET 2005

Paul Rubin wrote:

> Richard Feynman told a story about being on a review committee for
> some grade-school science textbooks.  One of these book said something
> about "counting numbers" and it took him a while to figure out that
> this was a new term for what he'd been used to calling "integers".

With all due respect to Richard Feynman, I'd have thought that 
"counting numbers" would be non-negative integers, rather than the 
full set of integers...  which, I suppose, just goes to show how 
perilous it can be to make up new, "more natural" terms for things. ;)

Jeff Shannon
Credit International

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