min max from tuples in list

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 13:08:48 CET 2013


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> wrote:
> Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>Well "performant" is performant enough for the purposes of communicating
>>>on the python list I think :D
>>
>>       Most probably could figure it out as being stylistically similar to
>>"conformant", which I believe IS used in English <G>
>>
>>conformant => something that conforms
>>performant => something that performs
>
> Yes, I suspect it comes from people expecting too much consistency.  If
> something that has "conformance" is "conformant", then something that has
> good "performance" must be "performant".

In a surprising coincidence, the word "performant" came up in a Daily
MTG article today:

http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/278

Though it is used in double quotes to indicate that it's not exactly
standard English :)

Funny to see two nerdy interests meet!

ChrisA



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