[Python-Dev] Re: [Stackless] comments on PEP 219

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Mar 15 10:28:40 CET 2001

In article <3AAF2B20.E409E3F3 at darwin.in-berlin.de>, Dinu Gherman
<gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de> writes
>Greg Ewing wrote:
>> Strictly speaking that's true, but from a practical standpoint
>> I think you will *have* to address __init__ at least, because
>> it is so ubiquitous and ingrained in the Python programmer's
>> psyche. Asking Python programmers to give up using __init__
>> methods will be greeted with about as much enthusiasm as if
>> you asked them to give up using all identifiers containing
>> the leter 'e'. :-)
>I know of an entire book without any 'e' at all, written in
>French by Georges Perec: La Disparition (1969). It's been 
>received with *great* enthusiasm and it's definitely an in-
>credible reading experience! And what is even more astoni-
>shing: there is an English translation by Gilbert Adair:
>A Void (1994) that has the same feature!
>  http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/207071523X
>  http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1860460984
>So maybe this is less of an argument than you might think. ;-)
Interestingly the Author's first name contains a couple of e's so I
think he fails. Also the Amazon promo seems to have an over barred e on
the cover. I guess it could have been called 'missing non-consonant' or
some such in English.
Robin Becker
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