Python 3K or Python 2.9?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Thu Sep 13 04:22:39 CEST 2007

"Peter Decker" <pydecker at> writes:

> On 9/12/07, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at> wrote:
> > How is that preferable to the magic of "instance is passed as the
> > first argument to a method"?
> So everything that isn't passed explicitly is "magic"?

No. Everything that's not explicit is "magic", in that it potentially
needs to be explained to a newcomer the first time they encounter it.

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Ben Finney

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