Entries published on November 15, 2015
A real Python “wat”
A few weeks ago I went through and explained the various items in a list of “Python wats” — behaviors of Python which seemingly made no sense. Calling them “wats” is a bit of a stretch in most cases, though, because most of them were simply consequences of fairly reasonable design decisions in how Python or its standard libraries work, but presented in ways which obscured what was actually going on.
Lest I be accused of defending Python too much there, I’d like to point out an absolutely genuine “wat” moment ...