PEP8 and 4 spaces

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Sat Jul 5 11:48:55 CEST 2014


On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:57:14 +1200, Gregory Ewing wrote:

> Rick Johnson wrote:
>> Why is a handheld light called a flashlight? It does not flash,
> 
> According to Wikipedia, originally it did:
> 
> "Early flashlights ran on zinc–carbon batteries, which could not provide
> a steady electric current and required periodic 'rest' to continue
> functioning. Because these early flashlights also used
> energy-inefficient carbon-filament bulbs, "resting" occurred at short
> intervals. Consequently, they could be used only in brief flashes, hence
> the common American name flashlight."
> 
> Of course, in sane parts of the world, we call them torches. :-)

+1
don't just use the correct tool fro the job use the correct name for the 
tool ;-)

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