tough-to-explain Python

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Jul 10 11:48:47 EDT 2009

On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:28:29 -0700, Scott David Daniels wrote:

> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Even *soup stock* fits the same profile as what Hendrik claims is
>> almost unique to programming. On its own, soup stock is totally
>> useless. But you make it, now, so you can you feed it into something
>> else later on.
>> Or instant coffee.
> I think I'll avoid coming to your house for a cup of coffee. :-)

I meant the instant coffee powder is prepared in advance. It's useless on 
it's own, but later on you feed it into boiling water, add sugar and 
milk, and it's slightly less useless.


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