TypeError: int argument required
rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Mon Jun 15 13:02:32 CEST 2009
On Mon, 15 Jun 2009 01:33:50 +0100, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
<ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <mailman.1565.1245019944.8015.python-list at python.org>, Rhodri
> James wrote:
>> On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 10:43:30 +0100, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>> <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>>> In message <mailman.1510.1244832141.8015.python-list at python.org>,
>>> James wrote:
>>>> 2. That output string has severe "leaning toothpick" syndrome.
>>>> accepts both single and double quotes to help avoid creating something
>>>> so unreadable: use them.
>>> Backslashes are more scalable.
>> That doesn't excuse sprinkling several million backslashes through
>> constants when there's a more readable alternative.
> Perl allows just about any printable character as a quote. I tried
> alternative quotes for many years, and decided making that choice was a
> waste of brain cells.
> So no, using alternative quotes does not make things more readable.
I find it odd that you consider qquoting less scalable than backslashes.
I also find it odd that you dislike two visuals stutters (at the start
and end of string) so much that you'll put up with a dozen visual
stutters in the string to avoid them. Particular since my years of
Perl-bashing lead me to the opposite conclusion.
Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses
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