PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jul 3 22:31:16 EDT 2018

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 12:28 PM, Jim Lee <jlee54 at> wrote:
> 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...

I've had debates with people about whether "infinity" is a number or
not, but I've never yet heard anyone say that "indefinite" is a
number. Hmm. This could be interesting.


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