Python is readable

Mel Wilson mwilson at
Fri Mar 16 21:01:13 CET 2012

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:53:24 +0000, Neil Cerutti wrote:
>> On 2012-03-16, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at>
>> wrote:
>>> Ah, perhaps you're talking about *prescriptivist* grammarians, who
>>> insist on applying grammatical rules that exist only in their own
>>> fevered imagination. Sorry, I was talking about the other sort, the
>>> ones who apply the grammatical rules used by people in real life. You
>>> know the ones: linguists. My mistake.
>> I am not pedantic. You are wrong.
> Whether you like it or not, it simply is a fact that in English (I won't
> speak for other languages) people use colons without the first clause
> *necessarily* being a complete sentence. They write things like this:
>     Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Come to think of it, just about every "serious" book title works this way.


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