code review

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 08:59:00 CEST 2012


On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> Not in English-speaking countries with a culture of writing chained
> comparisons in mathematics and allowing them in natural language:
>
> "Rock is beaten by Paper, is beaten by Scissors".

I would write that as:

Rock is beaten by Paper, and beats Scissors.

That's natural language. Unless you put a "which" in the middle, the
grammar of English demands that the subject be common, not a promoted
object.

ChrisA



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