PyMyth: Global variables are evil... WRONG!

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at
Thu Nov 14 04:45:42 CET 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:45:16 PM UTC-6, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>  A fully-auto machine gun with a hair-trigger and no
> safety is no  different from a single-barrel shotgun with
> a safety and a trigger lock!  You can blow your foot off
> with both!  

Yes. But in the case of the shotgun you'd have to find the
key, unlock the trigger, unset the safety, and aim REALLY
well... because your only getting off one shot, and if you
miss or only wound me, i've got that full auto machine gun
with hair trigger and no safety -- i won't need to live very
long to return the favor. >:)

> Yes, but in the first case you can do it by
> accident, while with the  second you have to work hard to
> blow your foot off.

Uh huh. 

And why do i have the sneaking suspicion that the BIG SCARY
ASSAULT WEAPON is referring to my argument and the "old
shot-gun that Grandpa has in the closet under lock and key"
is your argument.

But more importantly, why is all this straw scattered across
the floor? 

Very strange.

Very strange indeed.

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