Why tuple with one item is no tuple

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Thu Mar 17 02:28:51 CET 2005


On Wednesday 16 March 2005 04:45 pm, Robert Kern wrote:
> > This would be very unambiguous.
>
> Not entirely.
>
> > Then, the purity would manifest itself the naked comma being an empty
> > tuple. Think about the zen of:
> >
> >    ,
>
> Is that a tuple or grit on my monitor?  :-)

OK, OK, I'll give up on the commas. Maybe we should just use dollar signs :?

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James Stroud, Ph.D.
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