Intercepting binding?

Rhodri James rhodri at
Fri Sep 25 00:13:27 CEST 2009

On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:39:57 +0100, andrew cooke <andrew at> wrote:

> On Sep 24, 5:20 am, Steven D'Aprano
> <ste... at> wrote:
>> Speaking as a user (although not of Andrew's domain specific language),
>> I'd like to say to developers PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't try to "help  
>> me"
>> with half-baked unreliable solutions that only work sometimes.
>> There's few things worse than unreliable tools that break just when
>> you've come to rely on them.

[snip context]

> The reason I asked for "unreliable half-baked" solutions is that I am
> exploring what might be possible and, in my experience, this group
> prefers to lecture me on what they think I should do rather than
> answer the damn question.  I was hoping that by explicitly saying that
> reliability is not important, people might feel more free to give
> "wild" ideas that I could learn from and improve on.
> It's significant, depressing, and not at all surprising that every
> person who replied to this thread told me, in one way or another, that
> was I was asking was wrong or impossible or foolhardy.

I did apologise.  I'm now going to recant, because (a) you're being
an arse, and (b) I agree 100% with Steven here.  If a tool is going to
break on my when I need it (i.e. in the complicated cases), I don't
bother using that tool again.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses

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