Confessions of a Python fanboy

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Fri Jul 31 11:20:47 CEST 2009


r wrote:
> The purpose of his thread was to get feedback on how Python
> and Ruby ideas could be cumulated into the best high level language.
> And being that i am the BDFL of the "Confessions of a Python Fanboy"
> thread, you have my personal permission to continue on with this
> subject matter...,
>
>   
Challenging even the most accepted mechanisms of a language is a proof 
of intelligence.

Descartes's doubt method :
"The basic strategy of /Descartes/ 
<http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/desc.htm>'s method of doubt 
<http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/d9.htm#doubt> is to defeat skepticism 
<http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/s5.htm#skep> on its own ground. Begin 
by doubting the truth of everything—not only the evidence 
<http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/e9.htm#evid> of the senses and the 
more extravagant cultural presuppositions, but even the fundamental 
process of reasoning itself. If any particular truth about the world can 
survive this extreme skeptical challenge, then it must be truly 
indubitable and therefore a perfectly certain foundation for knowledge"

So let's make the method call parenthesis a "truly indubitable and 
therefore a perfectly certain foundation".

Those who want to remove the parenthesis on python method calls raise 
the hand !

JM



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