Ten rules to becoming a Python community member.

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Wed Aug 17 03:02:19 CEST 2011


On 08/16/2011 07:33 PM, John Gordon wrote:
> I stand by my assertion that the phrase "I used to do X" carries the
> meaning that you have done X in the past but DO NOT INTEND to do so
> in the future.

I'd tweak the meaning to be something like "I did X regularly in 
the past and I no longer do it regularly".  E.g. "I used to drink 
a lot of cranberry juice"[*] connotes that I drank it regularly, 
but no longer drink it regularly, even though I might still drink 
it occasionally.  But on the whole, I side with John far more 
than I side with RR on the issue.

-tkc


[*] seriously, in college I managed to put away over a gal/day. 
Ah, to be young again and have an unlimited cafeteria food-plan.








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