restriction on sum: intentional bug?
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 01:38:27 CEST 2009
On Oct 16, 9:59 am, Tim Chase <python.l... at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
> So I agree with Alan & Peter that this creates an unfortunate
> language wart among (as Peter aptly puts it) "consenting adults".
If, say, you were to accept that Python is going to guard against a
small number of especially bad cases, this has got to be one of the
Potentially grave inefficiency (order of magnitude loss of
performance), and very likely to be misused.
(Course I think the right solution would have been a separate
concatenation operator, beyond hope now, though.)
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