PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python
jlee54 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 22:28:43 EDT 2018
On 07/03/18 16:51, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I love watching pedantically precise people panic and dig themselves into
> a hole. Since I'm an extremely pedantic person myself, I can recognise it
> in others -- especially when they're not as precisely correct as they
> think they're being.
> It was two numbers, not three, and not even close to "vastly" different.
Ah, I see we're not going to leave it alone. In that case,
"indefinite" is a "number", in that it was a quantity you cited along
with the other two. If you'd prefer to call it a "quantity", that's
fine with me. Talk about pedantic...
> Both numbers I mentioned (ten thousand hours, a couple of years) are
> within the bounds of acceptable precision to each other: their
> (figurative) error bars overlap.
Who is defining acceptable here? And you are once again creating a
strawman argument. My quibble was *not* with the difference between
10,000 hours and 2 years.
>> I think we both get the idea - let's back out of this rabbit trail
>> before we get lost, ok? :)
> "Yeah Steve, you're right, I was kinda a dick for pedantically telling
> you off for imprecision in numbers even though I knew full well that no
> greater precision was possible or desirable, but how 'bout you drop it and
> leave me with the last word, hmmm?"
Sigh. I tried to give you a graceful way to end the pedantics. Now, I
will gracefully allow you to have the last word as well.
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