Re: [Python-ideas] float('∞')=float('inf')

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 03:53:12 CEST 2013


On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Joshua Landau <joshua at landau.ws> wrote:
> On 14 July 2013 02:24, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> and on-going costs:
>>
>> - that's one more thing for every user to learn;
>
> Doesn't apply here.

Yes, it does; what happens to someone who reads someone else's Python
code? To write code, you need to understand one way of spelling
something. To read code, you need to understand _every_ way of
spelling that thing. That may not be a particularly great cost in this
case, but it is a cost.

ChrisA



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