Making immutable instances

Alex Martelli aleax at
Thu Nov 24 09:53:34 CET 2005

bonono at <bonono at> wrote:
> > qualification, you're quite likely to get such disclaimers.  If you
> > don't want them, learn to ask about stopping your users from
> > ACCIDENTALLY doing X, and no reasonable respondant will fail to notice
> > the qualification.
> Interestingly, that is what I read from the OP, even without the

While I followed the maxim "in the face of ambiguity, refuse the
temptation to guess" and didn't put words in his mouth that he had in
fact not said: I explained what he could do, and how that wouldn't work
IF he did NOT mean ``accidentally''.  Not sure if this refusal to assume
that the requests are _necessarily_ sensible comes from my several years
of experience fielding question in this and other newsgroups, or my even
more years of experience as a consultant, both freelance and "in-house"
within large organizations...


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