LangWart: Method congestion from mutate multiplicty

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Mon Feb 11 03:03:54 CET 2013

On 2013-02-11 00:36, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Rick Johnson wrote:
>> On Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:29:54 AM UTC-6, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>> Rick wrote:
>>> And you have missed my point, which is that reversed(), and sorted(),
>>> were not added to the language on a whim, but because they were
>>> requested, over and over and over again.
>> Well, well, this explains everything!
>> We don't add features because of logic, or because of consistency, or even
>> because of good sense, we simply add them to appease the masses.
I remember a time when he was saying that the developers of the
language were ignoring the silent majority. Now he's saying that we
shouldn't simply add things to appease the masses.

> They were requested because people kept re-inventing them. They kept
> re-inventing them because they are useful functions that make good sense to
> have.

Practicality beats purity, and all that.

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