This could be an interesting error

Seymore4Head Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid
Mon Sep 1 04:54:56 CEST 2014


On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:12:10 -0400, Ned Batchelder
<ned at nedbatchelder.com> wrote:

>On 8/31/14 8:56 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> On 01/09/2014 01:08, Seymore4Head wrote:
>>> On Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:21:14 +0100, Mark Lawrence
>>> <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 31/08/2014 23:42, Seymore4Head wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:38:12 +0100, Mark Lawrence
>>>>> Unnecessary brackets?
>>>>> I tried deleting the brackets and that doesn't seem to work.  I tried
>>>>> changing the brackets to parenthesizes and that didn't work.  Although
>>>>> I would prefer brackets to parenthesizes as you don't need shift to
>>>>> type them.
>>>>>
>>>>>>>                pigword = stem + prefix + "ay"
>>>>>>>                print ("Stem ",stem)
>>>>>>>                print ("Prefix",prefix)
>>>>>>>                print (pigword)
>>>>>>>                break
>>>>>>>        return (pigword)
>>>>
>>>> These            ^       ^
>>>
>>> Those are parenthesis :P
>>> But not having to use them is a time saver.
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>> No they are round brackets, as opposed to square or curly.
>>
>
>Even if they are also called round brackets, surely we can agree that 
>parentheses are an accurate term for ( and ).

As a side note, I sometimes wish I had a separate keypad that had the
shift key symbols as the base key.  My keyboard has two built in USB
slots that I have never used.

I don't know if a programmer keypad would be a time saver or just more
crap on a desk that has no room anyway.

Since I don't ever expect to be able to type them without thinking
about them, a standard keyboard could come with half sized keys on the
sides.

My keyboard is a Microsoft keyboard that has browser navigation
buttons I never use.  I would trade them for programming symbols.

I do use the "calculator" button.



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