What was that, what was it?
castironpi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 03:06:19 CEST 2008
The bartender said I have to talk. Actually, she didn't.
Python's a darned good comp. language. Versatile, elegant, refined.
The Pythoneers on the newsgroup are half-way decent, too. Attentive,
I feel like there's a "but", but that's probably my own traumatic past
personal life. Besides, there just was. Anybody not get out much?
I was really impressed by the new multiprocessing module. Good
progress. Shows improvement.
I feel like it's just any old language, or some "garage band" language
or something. Which is weird, because I don't have a reason to.
Is it the secretive aspect? Am I spoiled on IDEs? Is it the absence
of pomp, per se? Closed-source, proprietary, up-hyped languages,
frameworks, environments and stuff certainly make one feel special.
Python proves that if it comes from anywhere at all, i.e. isn't purely
imaginary, it's not from the language. Well, maybe not proves....
If Python was a car, I think it would be a hybrid, which I'm all in
favor of, of which I'm all in favor. Either that, or total electric.
Which makes sense because I have to plug in a laptop if I'm doing any
graphics, just like an electric.
Forgive the sentence fragments, whoever it was that called Bruno on
the its-it's problem. Possessive vs. contracted. Could we add
contractions in Python? The object membership operator, "dot", has
I'm 27, and trying to quit smoking. It's hard. I keep wanting
cigarettes. I'm not totally unconditional, stonewall, hard-line
quitting, just more like dabbling in quitting. There's at least a
behavioral in addition to chemical factor in it, almost social factor,
as though it's a part of my identity. I don't want to smoke forever,
if anybody does, but I'm in no hurry. I'm a vegetarian and in fine
health, so whatever.
Enough of the personal. I think it's hard to tell when people are
being sarcastic on Usenet. It's not just me, sorry. They get all
kinds of people at the restaurant, so you can only imagine who shows
up to Usenet. Well, I can only, at any rate. I think there are
plenty of people who could say a lot of the stuff seriously. That's
what sarcasm is, though, essentially. No it doesn't come through very
well. It's hard enough with people one knows in text, to start with,
so with strangers it's mostly guessing. And yeah, even after 6, 8
months, I still have no clue what any of the regulars believe on the
outside, in real life, so detecting sarcasm is made impossible by
Plus there's nothing about sarcasm in the Zen.
One of the servers said, "True 'dat," about the smoking thing. This
isn't comp.blogs.python, but this is my peer group and I need to
interact. So refer to my other posts if you have complaints. Or call
my lawyer. Or get me one. Speaking of which, this isn't
old.and.bitter.python /either/, so in some cases, "Eat it, pal." All
due respect, but no more.
In other news, it's not like the Microsoft documentations suck
exactly, but they still make some omissions at the very least, if not
commissions. See, from my perspective, favoritism is always sarcastic
anyway, so I stand no chance of telling what is and what isn't.
Either way, does volume excuse quality? Is one error in 100 correct
pages better than 1 error in 10 correct ones?
Lastly, I think the 'dict of dicts' questions over the past few months
have been the most interesting. Someone should study it. The for
loop of partial calls of 'defaultdict' was probably the best, IMO.
But on that note, back to you at the station.
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