[Tutor] [Python-ideas] "value" ~ "data" ~ "object"

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Apr 17 07:55:01 CEST 2010

Alan Gauld writes:

 > Ooh I was deliverately steering clear of the distinctions between data, 
 > information and knowledge! There lie religious wars! :-)

That's precisely why Guido says "don't say 'data' in this context."

It's not your choice to steer clear of those differences of
definition, it's your reader's, and she is not going to be aware that
it's necessary unless you explain.  You can't win here.

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