sequence multiplied by -1

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Sun Sep 26 17:20:18 CEST 2010


On 2010-09-26, Paul Rubin <no.email at nospam.invalid> wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> writes:
>> There's nothing obscure or unintuitive about "spam"*3 = "spamspamspam", 

> Why would it not be ["spam","spam","spam"] or even "ssspppaaammm"?

Because 

3 * "spam" == "spam" + "spam" + "spam"

Just like

3 * 6 = 6 + 6 + 6

So now I suppose "+" for string concatenation is a bad thing.

-- 
Grant



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