Is behavior of += intentional for int?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Sun Aug 30 22:52:29 CEST 2009

On Aug 30, 10:27 am, Derek Martin <c... at> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 03:52:36AM -0700, Paul McGuire wrote:
> > > It is surprising how many times we
> > > think things are "intuitive" when we really mean they are "familiar".
> > Of course, just as I was typing my response, Steve D'Aprano beat me to
> > the punch.
> Intuition means "The power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge
> or cognition without evident rational thought and inference."  Very
> naturally, things which behave in a familiar manner are intuitive.
> Familiar and intuitive are very closely tied.  Correspondingly, when
> things look like something familiar, but behave differently, they are
> naturally unintuitive.

*You* find something unfamiliar, and by your logic that means it's
unintuitive for everyone?

Nice logic there, chief.  Presumptuous much?

Carl Banks

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