Re: terminological obscurity
From: Arthur (ajsiegel_at_optonline.com)
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 05:29:49 GMT
On Fri, 28 May 2004 04:28:00 -0000, "Donn Cave" <email@example.com>
>| Yet you insist, with a fresh start on all this, on using the
>| terminology "homogenous data".
>Oh, well. You knew what he meant, though, didn't you?
Not really. In fact to someone like myself who has a decent practical
and intuitive sense of the use of lists in Python, the employment of
this terminology seems almost like purposeful mystification.
If he simply said "list" I would know what he was talking about.
And that was just as true when this thread started.
As interesting - in some sense - as the discussion has been, and as
wrapped up in it as I got, I realize I haven't learned anything
Did I take a detour.
This is my impression more of how Lisp people like to spend their time