An object is an instance (or not)?

Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Jan 28 08:03:12 CET 2015

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at> writes:

> Me(Rusi): Prefer a not so cavalier adjective-noun equivalencing

I can sympathise with that preference. It really is a lost cause,
though; the English language just works that way.

We use nouns as verbs, nouns as modifiers, adjectives as nouns; and
rather than wish it were not so, we must to take care to express
ourselves to avoid unintended ambiguity — especially in writing. And
*especially* in writing terse formal error messages.

The English language is imperfect, but it's what we have. Live with it.

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Ben Finney

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