Python handles globals badly.

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Sep 9 19:27:28 CEST 2015

On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 3:22 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at> wrote:
> I think my favourite is the guy who claims that the reason natural languages
> all count from 1 is because the Romans failed to invent zero. (What about
> languages that didn't derive from Latin, say, Chinese?) And that now that
> we have zero, counting from it should be more natural. So if you give
> somebody two apples, but no banana, and ask them to count their apples,
> they would count "Zero, one... therefore I have two apples". And if you
> then ask them to count their bananas, they would do what?

They would respond that there is a subtle difference between "Please
count your bananas" and "Please, Count... you're bananas".


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