None versus MISSING sentinel -- request for design feedback

bruno.desthuilliers at gmail.com bruno.desthuilliers at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 09:53:29 CEST 2011


On Jul 15, 8:08 am, Chris Angelico <ros... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Agreed that float('nan') and "" and "spam" are all bad values for
> Missings. Possibly "" should come out as 0

"In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess."

As far as I'm concerned, I'd expect this to raise a TypeError...





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