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

Boris Borcic bborcic at gmail.com
Wed May 10 18:59:45 CEST 2006


Ken Tilton wrote:
> 
> 
> Boris Borcic wrote:
>> Ken Tilton wrote:
>>
>>> "Now if you are like most people, you think that means X. It does not."
>>
>>
>> As far as natural language and understanding are concerned, "to mean" 
>> means conformity to what most people understand, Humpty Dumpties 
>> notwithstanding.
> 
> Nonsense.

:)

> You are confusing that quality of natural language with most 
> people's quality of being sloppy readers,  or in your case, a sloppy
> thinker.  Misapplying an analogy is not a question of usage -- when I
> said spreadsheet and they thought of spreadsheets, so far so good, 
> right?

No, as Adam Jones pointed out. Like Bush speaking of "crUSAde" after 9/11.

> -- it just sloppiness and laziness.
> 
> I do it, too, all the time. :)

Right.



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