Dreaming of new generation IDE

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at opengroupware.us
Wed Feb 3 16:39:53 CET 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 16:23 +0100, Stef Mientki wrote:
>         Yes, it certainly does.  Not that you'll get many Pythonistas
>         to confess
>         to that fact.  Somehow those who brag about the readability
>         and
>         expressiveness of source code just cannot admit that:
>         class.method(sting name, int count)
>         - is *obviously* more expressive than -
>         class.method(name, count)
>         Oh, well.
>         This is obvious even in the Python documentation itself where
>         one
>         frequently asks oneself "Uhh... so what is parameter X
>         supposed to be...
>         a string... a list... ?"

> But I thought that was the one of beauties of Python, you don't need
> to know if the input parameter is a list or a string.

You don't need to know; unless of course you want the expected result.

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