Possibly better loop construct, also labels+goto important and on the fly compiler idea.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Nov 2 19:36:54 CET 2013


On 02/11/2013 18:22, Joshua Landau wrote:
> On 1 November 2013 05:41, Steven D'Aprano
> <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:41:32 -0700, rurpy wrote:
>>
>>> On 10/31/2013 02:41 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:48:55 -0700, rurpy wrote:
>>>>> On 10/30/2013 04:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>>>> Skybuck's experience at programming *is relevant* to the question of
>>>>>> whether or not he understands what he is talking about.
>>>>> No.  You claimed his proposition "made no sense" based on your
>>>>> analysis of it.
>>>>
>>>> I said absolutely nothing of the sort. You're making that quote up --
>>>> not just misinterpreting what I said, or taking my words in the worst
>>>> possible way, but completely inventing things I never said.
>>>
>>> Yes, on rereading you are correct, you did not say his proposition made
>>> no sense, you disagreed with him that "putting this exit condition on
>>> the top makes no sense" and claimed he had no business making such a
>>> statement
>>
>> I said nothing of the sort.
>
> Personally, rurpy's reading seems like a reasonable one to me. Maybe
> not correct in a technical sense, but at least reasonable.
>
> Particularly, the phrase
>
> "Wait until you actually start programming before deciding what makes
> sense or doesn't."
>
> seems especially harsh, and would be furthermore so should Skybuck be
> a professional programmer. That's a phrase easy to take badly,
> especially over this medium.
>
> Sure, you in all probability didn't mean it like that but rurpy isn't
> uncalled for in raising the concern. Really I just want to remind you
> that you're both on the same side here.
>

Coming from me this is probably a classic case of pot calling the kettle 
black, but how about reading the Spike Milligan story The White Flag 
before this also escalates out of control.

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But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence




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