A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda

Ken Tilton kentilton at gmail.com
Sat May 6 17:04:15 CEST 2006

Martin P. Hellwig wrote:
> Bill Atkins wrote:
> <cut>
>> How do you define scalability?
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3Ascalability&btnG=Google+Search 

Damn! Google can do that?! Omigod!!! Not joking, I never knew that,a 
lways used dictionary.com. Thx! I meant:

> The ability to add power and capability to an existing system without significant expense or overhead.
> www.yipes.com/care/cc_glossary.shtml

The number of definitions explains why most respondents should save 
their breath. Natural language is naturally ambiguous. Meanwhile Usenet 
is the perfect place to grab one meaning out of a dozen and argue over 
the implications of that one meaning which of course is never the one 
originally intended, as any reasonable, good faith reader would admit.


Cells: http://common-lisp.net/project/cells/

"Have you ever been in a relationship?"
    Attorney for Mary Winkler, confessed killer of her
    minister husband, when asked if the couple had
    marital problems.

More information about the Python-list mailing list