A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda
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
> 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,
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. :)
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