Does anyone else use this little idiom?
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Mon Feb 4 06:44:05 CET 2008
miller.paul.w at gmail.com wrote:
> My apologies if any attributions are messed up.
> On Feb 3, 1:28 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
> cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>>If you want an explicit name, try a variation of "dontcare". Assuming
>>that you're an English speaker.
I'm with Steven here. I typically use 'dontcare' or 'ignore', or
occasionally 'asdf'. I also tend to use variables whose name-length is
proportional to the size of their scope.
> I'd really
> prefer something like the Ruby syntax because all you have to write is
> the number of times you want to do something, and then the thing you
> want to do. (I guess, in that respect, I'd even consider the xrange
> call a redundancy.)
I'd like to see a '..' operator that does what 'xrange' does, but I'm
not going to hold my breath.
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