sequence multiplied by -1

Paul Rubin at nospam.invalid
Sun Sep 26 10:16:49 CEST 2010

Steven D'Aprano <steve at> writes:
> There's nothing obscure or unintuitive about "spam"*3 = "spamspamspam", 
Why would it not be ["spam","spam","spam"] or even "ssspppaaammm"?
Should "spam"*2.5 be "spamspamsp"?  
Should "spam"-"a" be "spm"?  What about "spamspam"-"a"?
And what about "spam"/2?  "sp" be an ok first guess, but "sa" might
make more sense (it means (1,2,3,...)/2 would be (1,3,5...)).

I say it's all hokey from the get-go ;-).  

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