Why is there no natural syntax for accessing attributes with names not being valid identifiers?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Dec 4 22:00:58 CET 2013

On 12/04/2013 12:55 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 04/12/2013 20:22, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> On 12/04/2013 12:07 PM, Piotr Dobrogost wrote:
>>> If there ought to be only one way to access attributes then it should
>>>  be dot notation.
>> Not "only one way", it's "one obvious way".
> Not "one obvious way" it's "There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.".  Get it right lad :)

I was paraphrasing.  ;)


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