Python is DOOMED! Again!

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Jan 23 04:52:51 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:11 PM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> wrote:
> 1. [1,2,3] + [4,5,6]
> uses the same symbol for an unrelated operation
> 1 + 4

They're not unrelated operations. Maybe in the purity of mathematics
they're distinct, but in the practical world of "getting-stuff-done
programming", they're the same operation, as is string concatenation.
It makes perfect sense to use the same symbol for all of them.


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