PEP 526 - var annotations and the spirit of python

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Wed Jul 4 04:25:17 EDT 2018

On 04/07/18 05:55, Jim Lee wrote:
> 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!
> -Jim

Please take this offline as it's completely irrelevant to this list.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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