restriction on sum: intentional bug?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Sat Oct 17 02:03:07 CEST 2009

On Oct 16, 8:39 am, Alan G Isaac < at> wrote:
> I expected this to be fixed in Python 3:

A word of advice: the Python maintainers don't regard anything that
behaves as it is documented to as a "bug", no matter how wrong it
seems.  This is taken a lot more seriously than you would think.

In future complaints about the language, you'll cut down on
techicalities if you respect the usage of the word "bug" and use a
term such as "intentional misfeature" instead.

Carl Banks

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