self.__dict__ tricks

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Wed Nov 4 03:25:06 CET 2009


On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:26:49 +0000, Simon Brunning wrote:

> 2009/11/1 Steven D'Aprano <steve at remove-this-cybersource.com.au>:
>>
>> The only stupid question is the one you are afraid to ask.
> 
> I was once asked, and I quote exactly, "are there any fish in the
> Atlantic sea?"
> 
> That's pretty stupid. ;-)

Once in the distant past, there were no fish in what would become the 
Atlantic Ocean (not sea); and some day in the future there won't be any 
fish either. At the rate we're going that day may not be that far away: 
fish are being over-fished all over the world, jellyfish are blooming, 
and there are areas of the Namibian continental where the dominant 
species have flipped from fish to jellyfish:

http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2009/september/jellyfish.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/07/060711091411.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090609092057.htm


So, no, not a stupid question at all.



-- 
Steven



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