PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Jim Lee jlee54 at
Wed Jul 4 00:55:32 EDT 2018

On 07/03/18 21:25, Ben Finney wrote:
> Jim Lee <jlee54 at> writes:
>> On 07/03/18 19:58, Ben Finney via Python-list wrote:
>>> Jim Lee <jlee54 at> writes:
>>>> If you were to say John had 2 apples, Jane had 4 apples, and Joe had
>>>> an indefinite number of apples, how many numbers are we talking about?
>>> Three numbers. And “indefinite” is not one of those numbers. So, no,
>>> that doesn't support “"indefinite" is a number”.
>> Exactly.  And you've just confirmed my original argument.  Thanks!
> Still no, because you're the only one who claimed "indefinite" is a number.
No, I claimed that Steven was using three different numbers to refer to 
the time it takes to master a subject:

10,000 hours
an indefinite number
2 years

Being pedantic about the meaning of "number" is just a way to get off 
the subject.  You yourself said we were talking about THREE numbers!


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