Emile van Sebille
emile at fenx.com
Sun Nov 14 22:18:53 CET 2010
On 11/14/2010 12:23 PM Steve Holden said...
> On 11/14/2010 8:29 AM, Emile van Sebille wrote:
>> We all know that _everything_ is a disguised method call and we call the
>> disguised method call that resembles a statement where the LHS is
>> separated from the RHS by a single equals sign assignment.
> I think your elided attempt to reconcile the opposing viewpoints on this
> thread is creditworthy. We should not allow our wish to resolve
> conflicting viewpoints blind us to reality, however. What method of a
> does the statement
> a = something
Contrivance, but all the same:
>>> class Test:
... def __del__(self):
... global a
... a = 10
>>> a = Test()
... here's your a = something, which also lends credence to Mark's
argument that you can't easily tell...
>>> a = 9
>>> print a
I'd also suggest that long before magic methods like __radd__ and such
were added, that the expectation that everything _could_ be a magic
method was there, and that those methods of next best benefit were added
as time and interest permitted.
That _all_ those possible methods are not yet implemented I leave to the
I was mainly trying to point out that until a common vernacular is
accepted by those engaging in a discussion misconceptions are
inevitable, and that learning how those terms are applied within a
context is necessary for advancement.
A numpy matrix is not Neo's Matrix and arguing that it should be or that
python's use is "wrong" doesn't really get anyone anywhere.
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