Ten rules to becoming a Python community member.

Neil Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Mon Aug 15 19:14:27 CEST 2011


On 2011-08-15, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> On 15/08/2011 17:18, Lucio Santi wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:06 AM, Neil Cerutti <neilc at norwich.edu
>> <mailto:neilc at norwich.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>     On 2011-08-14, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:rosuav at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>      > On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Irmen de Jong
>>     <irmen.NOSPAM at xs4all.nl <mailto:irmen.NOSPAM at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>>      >> On 14-8-2011 7:57, rantingrick wrote:
>>      >>> 8. Use "e.g." as many times as you can! (e.g. e.g.) If you use
>>     "e.g."
>>      >>> more than ten times in a single post, you will get an invite to
>>      >>> Guido's next birthday party; where you'll be forced to do shots
>>     whist
>>      >>> walking the balcony railing wearing wooden shoes!
>>      >>
>>      >> I lolled about this one, e.g. I laughed out loud. But where
>>      >> are the tulips and windmills for extra credit?
>>      >>
>>      >> Greetings from a Dutchman!
>>
>>     No credit. E.g., i.e., exampla gratis, means, "for example."
>>
>>
>> The correct spelling is 'exempli gratia'. It's Latin.

Thanks for the correction.

>> i.e., on the other hand, comes from 'id est' ('that is').
>> Latin too.
>
> I remember reading a book about polymorphism in programming.
> The author said it came from Latin. Nope.

Sounds more like Greek.

-- 
Neil Cerutti



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